Calgary, Alberta – Sex Crimes Unit detectives are releasing images of a suspect on the one-year anniversary of a violent sexual assault that occurred in Forest Heights.
At approximately 4:45 a.m., on Sunday, July 14, 2019, police were called to the 500 block of 44 Street S.E., for reports of a woman being sexually assaulted by an unknown man. Police attended the scene and after an extensive search, located a woman suffering from serious injuries. She was transported to hospital by EMS in critical condition, where she remained for approximately three months before being released.
The victim suffered life-altering injuries as a result of the attack and continues to recover.
Investigators collected CCTV from the area and spoke to several witnesses, however the suspect’s identity remains unknown. The victim had no prior interaction with the suspect and investigators believe the attack to be random.
The man is described as tall, between 6’ and 6’2”, with a slender build and is believed to be in his teens or early 20s.
“This was an extremely traumatic assault,” says Det. Jeff Anderson of the CPS Sex Crimes Unit. “The victim fought very hard to survive and our investigators are committed to finding the person responsible and holding them accountable.”
Anyone with information about this assault or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact police by calling the Sex Crimes Unit Tip Line at 403-428-8175 or the non-emergency number at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:
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Case # 19297582/3543
BACKGROUND POLICE REPORT
Police investigating sexual assault
The Calgary Police Service Sex Crimes Unit is seeking public assistance in relation to a sexual assault that occurred yesterday morning.
At approximately 4:45 a.m., on Sunday, July 14, 2019, police were called to the 500 block of 44 Street S.E., for reports of a woman being sexually assaulted by an unknown man. Police attended and located a woman suffering from serious injuries. She was transported to hospital by EMS in critical condition, where she remains in critical but stable condition.
Officers searched the area but were unable to locate a suspect. Detectives are in the process of speaking to witnesses and reviewing CCTV.
The suspect is being described as a tall male. A more specific suspect description is unavailable at this time.
Police are looking to speak with anyone who may have witnessed this assault, who has CCTV from the area or who was driving through the area early Sunday morning and may have dashcam footage.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers by using either of the following methods:
Calgary Police Service
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