The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help identifying a suspect in an attempted kidnapping/sexual assault in unincorporated King County on Monday, Aug. 13.

Police say that at around 11:45 p.m. that night, a 16-year old female was walking/jogging in the area of S. 272 Street/42nd Ave S. near Star Lake (map below).

The victim turned the corner at S. 272 Street/42nd Ave South and encountered a dark colored SUV sitting on the right side of the roadway.

A male was outside the vehicle.

The victim thought things were weird, and started to turn around to go the other direction when the suspect grabbed her by her throat. He was able to push her into the driver’s seat of the vehicle.

The suspect got the victim’s pants partially down and tried to keep her in the vehicle.

The victim struggled, kicking the suspect, and he fell down.

The victim screamed and honked the vehicle’s horn.

The victim said she was able to scratch the suspect’s face.

When the suspect got back up from falling he tried to grab the victim again. The suspect grabbed the victim and she took off her sweatshirt to get away. The suspect then grabbed the victim’s leg and her shoe came off.

The victim was able to run away and flag down a passing vehicle for help.

Suspect description:

  • White male
  • 6’02 thin build
  • 50-55 years old
  • Salt/pepper shoulder length hair Wearing all dark clothing

Suspect was driving an older dark colored 4 door SUV similar to a Toyota 4 Runner.

Below is a sketch of the suspect:

Please call the King County Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-3311 with tips.

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