Montgomery County police release sketch of rape suspect


Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Ð Major Crimes Division are continuing to investigate a rape that occurred on Monday along the Northwest Branch Trail in Silver Spring. Today, detectives are releasing this composite of the suspect believed to be involved in this rape. (Courtesy of Montgomery County Police/Courtesy of Montgomery County Police)

Montgomery County police have released a composite sketch of a suspect in a rape on the Northwest Branch Trail in the Silver Spring area Monday.

The sketch depicts an Hispanic male who is wearing a baseball cap, who they believe approached a jogger with a knife, forced her off the trail, near Oakview Drive, and raped her about 4:15 p.m. Monday .

Officials also describe him as Hispanic, 5’10” to 6’ tall, with a medium build, medium complexion and short black hair. He was last seen wearing a blue baseball cap, a white t-shirt and black pants. His shirt also may have had a light blue logo on it, police said.

Authorities also announced that a family member of the victim contributed an additional $10,000 of reward money, which doubles the reward amount, for information that leads to an arrest.

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Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.
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