Suspect Sought in Kalamazoo Abduction, Sexual Assault

Posted at 5:18 PM, Feb 05, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-05 17:20:46-05
Kzoo Public Safety unit

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Police are seeking help identifying the suspect in an abduction and sexual assault that happened early Wednesday morning.

The suspect allegedly pulled up to a 24-year-old woman in the area of Fairview and University streets at approximately 1 a.m.

Public Safety officials say the suspect grabbed her, forced her into his truck and drove away from the area.  He then sexually assaulted her and released her near the area where he abducted her.

He is described in a release as a white male in his mid to late 30s with dirty blonde or brown hair and a short beard.  He is believed to be between 5 feet 7 inches to 6 feet tall and wearing oval-shaped glasses.

He was also wearing a black or brown puffy winter coat, dark pants and orange hunting-style knit hat, according to the release.

Kalamazoo Public Safety said he was driving a red extended cab pickup truck with a back seat.  It has cream-colored seats, a gray dashboard and is a stick shift.  It also had a 2×4 board sticking out of the bed of the truck.

Anyone with information on this incicent should contact Kalamazoo Public Safety at 269-337-8994.