Woman assaulted, raped near Liberty Park in Renton

Suspects turned themselves in after multiple public tips to police

  • Tuesday, June 4, 2019 9:50am
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From Renton Police Department. Photos of the alleged suspect in the rape and assault of a 31-year-old women at the 200 block of Mill Avenue Renton.

From Renton Police Department. Photos of the alleged suspect in the rape and assault of a 31-year-old women at the 200 block of Mill Avenue Renton.

Thanks to multiple tips from the public, Renton police have identified two men pictured in camera footage at a Renton Fred Meyer who were linked to a “brutal” rape.

A 31-year-old Renton woman was raped, badly beaten and left for dead, according to the Renton police, and an investigation is underway

Around 3:05 a.m., Wednesday, May 29, a Renton police officer heard an alarm in the 200 block of Mill Avenue South in downtown Renton. The officer stopped to investigate and found a woman lying on the ground, covered in blood.

The woman was taken to the hospital for treatment and has since been released. She is expected to make a full recovery, according to police. The woman had been able to activate her personal safety alarm, the sound the officer heard.

She was then able to tell officers that she had been raped. Security video collected by Renton investigators showed the suspect led the woman to the area and then spent an hour raping, beating, strangling and kicking the victim multiple times.

Later that day, at around 5:45 p.m., the suspect was captured on video disposing of the victim’s phone at the Fred Meyer at 365 Renton Center Way SW, according to the press release.

The suspect is described as a black man, in his 20s with a medium build and black hair. According to the footage he was wearing a white hooded sweatshirt, gray sweat pants and white and black tennis shoes.

On Tuesday morning, June 4, the Renton Police Department reporterd the two men from the footage were identified because of multiple calls from the public after the camera footage was released by local media. The two suspects voluntarily turned themselves in to police.

“Both have given statements and their involvement in the incident is still under investigation,” a Renton Police Department press release stated. “Detectives continue to follow up on leads and there is no additional information to rlease at this time.”

From Renton Police Department. Footage of the alleged suspect, right, and an unknown person.

From Renton Police Department. Footage of the alleged suspect, right, and an unknown person.

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