Police release sketch of suspect in Spicewood Springs Road in northwest Austin

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Neighbors say a woman came out of the woods near Spicewood Valley Trail in Northwest Austin, naked, bloody and yelling for help.

According to Austin Police Department, a woman in her mid-20s agreed to meet with the suspect at the greenbelt entrance in the 8300 block of Spicewood Springs Road on Monday around 12:30 p.m.

A sketch of the assault suspect (APD)

Police say the two walked into the wooded area off the path where “they proceeded to have consensual sexual intercourse during which the suspect assaulted the victim causing non-life threatening injuries.”

A view of some of the victim’s injuries (KXAN/Tom Miller)

The victim was able to get away from the suspect, however. She reportedly ran out of the greenbelt area and to a nearby house where 911 was called.

The victim’s sister said the man attacked her with rocks and held her at knifepoint, cutting her multiple times.

Nearby Canyon Vista Middle School was placed on lockdown immediately after the incident as police responded.

According to police, the woman was transported to a hospital around 12:50 p.m.

There is not currently a suspect in custody, APD said. But he is described as:

A view of some of the victim’s injuries (KXAN/Tom Miller)
  • White
  • between 5’8″ and 6″ tall
  • About 160 pounds
  • Dark wavy hair
  • Large mouth and yellow teeth
  • Soft voice
  • Last seen wearing a black, zippered sweatshirt and black jeans, black tennis shoes and wearing a black backpack

APD released a sketch of the suspect on Monday Oct. 14.

If you have any information on this case or a possible suspect, you’re asked to call the police.

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