Sat, April 04

Sketch shows Oak Creek sexual assault suspect

SEDONA--A sketch now shows what a suspect looks like who is wanted for the Oak Creek Canyon sexual assault last Wednesday. Police want to talk with a suspect who looks like this about the sexual assault.

According to the report, a Tucson woman was sightseeing off 89A near the Call of the Canyon. While standing outside of her car, the woman was approached from behind and physically and sexually assaulted.  The man was possibly armed at the time of the assault.

The Coconino County Sheriff's Office was alerted by the Sedona Medical Center emergency room.

The suspect is described as a white male, mid to late 40s in age, 5-foot-10, with medium length dark colored hair, a scraggly dark colored beard and moustache.  He was last seen wearing brown pants with side pockets, a dark colored sweatshirt and cowboy boots.  

The woman had been vacationing in Flagstaff and driving through Sedona on her return trip to Tucson.  

Anyone who have information regarding this crime or the possible identity of the suspect are urged to call the Coconino County Sheriff's Office at (928) 774-4523 or toll free at 1-800-338-7888 or Silent Witness at (928)774-6111.

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