• Sketch shows man wanted in rape of elderly Kirkland woman


    KIRKLAND, Wash. - Kirkland police are asking for help in identifying a man wanted in connection with the rape of an 80-year-old woman last month.


    The victim walked home from a Metro bus stop when she was assaulted and was forced into her home. The man put his hand over her mouth, choked her, and she fought with him as he pulled off her clothing.


    The attacker is a dark-skinned black man, 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a medium build. He is in his early 20s and has a "long skinny face."


    The victim said the man may have been wearing tan or brown Dockers pants along with a waist-length brown coat.


    "The victim very clearly recalled that the suspect wore a golf/newsboy style cap that she described as dark brown, smooth with no seams and possibly made of leather," police said in a news release. "The victim described the suspect as 'good looking' rather than scary, with smooth skin and stated he was very thin. The sketch was drawn during an interview with the victim and is based upon the victim's description of the suspect." 


    Anyone having information about the incident is asked to contact the Kirkland Police Department Tip Line at 425-587-3515 or Detective Dave Quiggle at dquiggle@kirklandwa.gov


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