Woman sexually assaulted in South Austin; police seek help locating suspect
AUSTIN, Texas —
A woman was sexually assaulted in South Austin last week and police are asking for help locating the suspect.
Police report that on January 15, 2018 at 2:46 a.m. a woman was walking home from the Casino South Side Lounge at 1502 W Ben White Blvd when she was attacked from behind and sexually assaulted near the 1800 block of Fortview Road.
The victim describes the suspect as:
- Male - unknown race; possibly white, light skin Hispanic, or Asian;
- Possible dark hair - not long;
- Non-athletic or soft body;
- Strong musty body odor - also smelled of urine;
- Possible smoker - potent smell of cigarettes and nicotine;
- Possibly wore a jacket of “stiff” material with a cloth hood or collar - unknown color;
- Possible scratch to chin or neck area
Authorities are asking anyone with information about this crime to call the APD sex crimes tip line at 512-974-5095, the Sex Crimes main line at 512-974-5230 or Detective Graves at 512-974-8308.