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Unified Police ask for public's help in identifying assault suspect

Little Cottonwood Canyon Assault Suspect
Posted at 1:00 PM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 15:01:27-04

Unified Police have released a composite sketch of the person they say is responsible for attacking a woman in Little Cottonwood Canyon in late April.

Police said the assault occurred on Quarry Trail on the evening of April 29.

"[The victim] was approached from behind, struck with a stick and strangled. After yelling for help other hikers came to her aid and the assailant fled," a news release from UPD said.

Police described the suspect as a white male in his early 20s, about 6 feet tall, with a skinny build and long brown hair.

Anyone with information that may help police solve the case is urged to call Unified Police at 801-743-7000 and reference case # 20-45161.