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 firstname.lastname@example.org.