Jogger sexually assaulted in El Mirage; reward offered to help find suspect
Sketch of sexual assault suspect By Jennifer Thomas
Picture of vehicle similar to van driven by suspect By Jennifer Thomas
PHOENIX -- A reward is being offered to help identify and locate a man who kidnapped and sexually assaulted a jogger in the West Valley on April 29.
According to police, the suspect was driving a newer-model black cargo van as he approached a 38-year-old woman while she was jogging near Bethany Home and El Mirage roads in Litchfield Park at around 10 p.m.
The man told the victim he had a gun and forced her into the van. He then drove to a dirt field near Butler Drive and El Mirage Road in El Mirage where he sexually assaulted her.
The suspect fled the area in the van.
Police have released a composite sketch of the suspect described as a Hispanic male, 25 to 35 years old with a "clean cut" appearance and a crew-cut haircut.
Anyone with information may contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS, 1-800-343-TIPS or silentwitness.org. A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered in the case.