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Sketch of Elysian Park Sexual Assault Suspect

The LAPD released a composite sketch Thursday of the man who sexually assaulted a hiker on Halloween.

Police have now released a composite sketch of the man who sexually assaulted a woman about 25 yards from her car Oct. 31 in Elysian Park.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his mid 30s, with black hair and brown eyes.

He is believed to be between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches in height, weighing 210 pounds.

The woman was nearing the end of a hiking trail close to Academy Drive and Stadium Way at about 1 p.m. when she was grabbed from behind, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The suspect then placed one hand over her mouth and sexually assaulted her with the other hand.

The Eastsider LA reports that undercover officers have been in the park since the attack trying to find the suspect, with no luck.

The woman was assaulted at about 1 p.m. as she was walking back to her vehicle parked near the trail.

The man emerged from a bush near a park service road.

He grabbed the woman from behind, using one hand to cover her mouth and the other to sexually assault her.

The woman broke free, and the suspect ran up a trail toward Park Drive.

Police are urging those with information to call 213-847-5454 or 1-877-LAPD-25-7.

L.E. Dubin November 11, 2011 at 11:13 PM
What a horrible, disturbed man! hope he BURNS IN HELL... Please catch this perverted individual so that females in our community can live in society unmolested & stay safe.
Diana November 12, 2011 at 04:44 AM
Sad. Very sad. I used to walk to exercise myself every week end at the park because is a very nice place and people said that is safe, but after this incident...don't think the same. I expected more protection in and out the park because the perverted is still walking around. Please LAPD do something ASAP to let women enjoy the park again. It's no fair !
Anthea Raymond (Editor) November 13, 2011 at 08:19 PM
Diana -- I checked with someone at Northeast. Apparently there are still undercover officers in the park trying to find the guy, who the hiker said she had seen at other times in the park. Northeast also is asking for the public's help with this one, thus the flyer.

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