Police ask public assistance in identifying and locating rape suspect; sketch released

Sketch of rape suspect from May 2, 2012, incident on the Sunset Boulevard bike path, St. George, Utah, July 19, 2012 | Image courtesy of St. George Police Department

ST. GEORGE – The St. George Police Department has released a composite sketch of the suspect in the reported rape on a city bike path, accompanying this article.

Anyone with information about this crime or the identity of the person depicted in the sketch is asked to contact the St. George Police:

Investigations Unit – Telephone: 435-627-4330.
Anonymous tip can be submitted using the St. George Police Tips link at St. George Tips.

At 4:30 p.m. on May 2, 2012, the St. George Police Communications Center received information regarding a sexual assault. A 25-year-old female said she was jogging on the bike path and was headed south toward the tunnel that runs beneath Sunset Boulevard when she was attacked and knocked to the ground.

The victim told investigators that during this attack she was raped. The victim managed to break free from the assailant and contact a family member. The victim was then transported by this family member to Intermountain Healthcare’s Dixie Regional Medical Center for medical attention.

The victim was able to provide the following description of the suspect:

  • Caucasian male
  • 20-30 years of age
  • Approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall, medium build
  • Brown or hazel eyes
  • Wearing a black bandana on his head
  • Wearing a black short sleeve shirt and black pants

Officers and detectives responded to DRMC and met with the victim. Patrol officers canvassed the area surrounding the bike path including the businesses and residential areas around the path.  Information was obtained from the canvass and follow up is being done.  Several businesses are reviewing their surveillance tapes in an attempt to locate video of the suspect.

Submitted by:  

Capt. James Van Fleet

St. George Police Department

[email protected]

St. George News Graphics altered the sketched image into two different “colorized” variations. These are only suggested possibilities. St. George News has no information as to the appearance of the subject other than that provided in this story of July 19, 2012 and the pencil sketch depicted in the feature image shown at the top of this story.

| Original image courtesy of St. George Police Department; COLORIZED image by Brett Barrett, St. George News


| Original image courtesy of St. George Police Department; COLORIZED image by Brett Barrett, St. George News

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