Sexual Assault Suspect Described by Park Police

Black Male, Light Brown Complexion; 230-240 pounds; Short Haircut
Black Male, Light Brown Complexion; 230-240 pounds; Short Haircut

The U.S. Park Police have released a description of the suspect from the sexual assault in Glover Park on April 1.

According to a bulletin from the Park Police, it is looking for a black male with short hair, approximately six feet tall and weighing between 230 to 240 pounds. The suspect has a distinct tattoo of an “N” with stars through it on the back of his left hand.

If anyone has any information or believes they saw something that may relate to this incident, contact the USPP Tip Line at 202-610-8737.

Anonymous Tips can be left on the U.S. Park Police Tip Line 202-610-8737 or U.S. Park Police Communications Section 202-610-7500.

A woman was sexually assaulted in Glover-Archbold Park in the 3100 block of K Street, NW, just west of Georgetown University’s main campus April 1, said U.S. Park Police which is investigating the crime. The victim was walking alone when she was attacked from behind in the area of Foxhall Road and Canal Road around 8:50 p.m. The attacker then took her through the area of the Capital Crescent Trail. The attacker then fled toward Canal Road, NW, on foot after assaulting the victim. The park has a jogging and hiking trail.

During 2012, two sexual assaults took place near Canal Road and the C&O Canal. One woman was attacked on July 25, when jogging along the Capital Crescent trail at 9:15 p.m. Another woman was attacked on July 7, around 1 a.m. near 31st and M Streets, close to the canal.

In 1998, Christina Mirzayan was sexually assaulted and then beaten to death on Canal Road – near where the April 1 crime occurred -- when walking home from a dinner with friends. Mirzayan was spending her summer on a science and technology fellowship, now named in her memory, at the National Academy of Sciences.

Her attacker was linked to the assault of nine other women. His attacks became increasingly more violent ending with the killing of Mirzayan. The case remains open.

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