Kirkland Police Looking for Juanita Rape Suspect With Bite Wound to Hand

KPD is seeking tips from the public after an 80-year-old woman was raped in her north Juanita home on Oct. 25 by a man who choked her and left with a bite wound to the hand.


Kirkland police are seeking the public's help in tracking down a suspect with a bite wound on one of his hands in the rape last week of an 80-year-old woman at her home in north Juanita.

The woman was approaching her home in the 9500 block of NE 128th Street just before noon on Oct. 25 after getting off of a bus nearby when she was approached by the man. She attempted to close the door, say Kirkland police, but the man forced it open and shoved the woman to the floor.

The victim, who suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital, said the man put his hand to her mouth and began to choke her, and she believed he was trying to make her pass out. She fought with him as he began to pull her clothes off, asking him why he was doing it, and the suspect apparently told her he was homeless and had just ended a four-year relationship.

The suspect suffered a bite wound to the hand and left by unknown means, possibly on foot, westbound on NE 128th. He is described as a dark-skinned black male, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9, of medium build, in his early 20’s with a “long skinny face,” wearing a cap, similar to a stocking cap with a short bill (not a baseball cap).

“We’re working hard following up on all the leads and are trying to narrow it down,” said Det. Dave Quiggle. “We’re hoping (to find) someone who recognizes him, knows him or saw someone of that description in the area.”

Anyone having information about the incident or possible suspects is asked to contact Quiggle at 425-587-3507 or dquiggle@kirklandwa.gov.

K.M. May November 02, 2012 at 06:05 AM
It shouldn't take too much effort to figure out who THIS suspect is..... After all, It was daytime; and if he was on the bus that day, or walking on the street in the area of the bus, you would think that the regular driver and/or passengers would recall this suspect. There just aren't that many "dark skinned" black males in Kirkland. Also, the local residents of this area of Kirkland would have had a good chance of recalling seeing him. Since this good lady evidently bit the suspect (good job Madam!!) then they should not have too hard of a time getting DNA, etc, etc. The Detective provides a number for contact, so if people just thing back to what they saw on this day, or to a person who may fit this description and they think they might have seen him at a neighbors or a friends house (when he was there with permission)........ It's just not gonna be some complete stranger to that area of Kirkland who just happened to be in the area for the first time in his life. He's probably been there before for one reason or another; employed near-by, or previously employed near-by; has visited a friend or relative who lives in the general vicinity; since he was evidently not driving, there should be video caught of him walking near a store or a bank on 100th or in the area, etc. This crime needs to be solved very soon. It's unconscionable for anyone to have to suffer an attack of this nature, let alone one of our elderly citizens who are often among the most vulnerable.


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