Sketch released of Tiger Mountain Trail attacker

May 4, 2010

By Staff

NEW — 1:31 p.m. May 4, 2010

Detectives released a sketch Tuesday of the man who attacked a worker on the Tiger Mountain Trail on April 24. Police need help from the public to identify the suspect.

A 24-year-old Seattle woman was attacked at about 10:40 a.m. She was able to fight off her attacker, who was armed with a stun gun or Taser, and she received only minor injuries.

Call the King County Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-3311 or 911 with information about the suspect.

The woman, employed by the Department of Natural Resources, was on a work crew as a member of the Washington Conservation Corps, but was alone when the attacked occurred. She was about 100 yards up the Tiger Mountain Trail from the Lake Tradition parking lot when she was accosted by a man wearing running attire.

He engaged her in small talk, grabbed her from behind, shocked her with an electrical device and pushed her to the ground. She fought with him and escaped, then ran back down the trail until she found her co-workers.

The suspect is a white male, mid-40’s with gray to white hair, 5 feet, 8 inches tall and about 160 to 165 lbs.  He was wearing a hoodless, gray pullover sweatshirt with a “coarse weave.” He had on black, Spandex running pants, a white mock-turtleneck, light-colored running shoes and black gloves with Velcro closures.

The victim described the suspect as clean shaven and neat appearing.

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