(STMW) –– Lake County Forest Preserve Ranger Police have released photos of a suspect and vehicle involved in the attack on a young woman jogging the Des Plaines River Trail last weekend.
The still pictures were taken from videos police collected as evidence from nearby businesses about the attack, which happened about 4 p.m. June 15, the News-Sun is reporting.
Surveillance photos show a white, dark-haired man, about 22 to 30. He was driving a white, 1995-2000, four-door Chevy S10 Blazer, police said. The vehicle was missing a full-size tire on the front passenger side, driving on a spare. The right passenger-side tail light appeared to be broken.
Police said the suspect saw the woman jogging west on the North Shore Bike Path along Route 176, then raced ahead, parked his car and waited to ambush her near an underpass. She was attacked after climbing some rocks to get around a flooded pathway near the river, police said.
She fought the man off with several elbow blows and escaped onto Route 176 while he ran back to his vehicle, according to police.
Ranger police are encouraging anyone with information to contact Chief John Tannahill at (847) 968-3405 or jtannahill@LCFPD.org.
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