Knife left behind at scene of trail attack
July 24th, 2012 - 7:47am
(Sequim) -- Investigators say a unique knife was found at the scene of an attack on a bicycle rider along the Olympic Discovery Trail.
The assault happened near the Dungeness River on Saturday morning.
A 22-year-old woman was knocked off her bike and attacked by a man wearing a Halloween mask. The woman kicked and screamed until the assailant fled.
Now Clallam County sheriff's detectives say they found a knife that the assailant may have left behind. The knife is intricately carved and features a hawk's head as part of an ivory handle. The blade also features intricate engraving work.
The attacker was a white man about six feet tall, 200 pounds wearing a black hooded, sweatshirt. He also had been
wearing a red, black, and white Halloween style mask. As he fled from the scene he removed the mask and the hood. His hair was short and light brown to blond in color.
The alleged assailant got away in an older Honda or Camry, but investigators also are seeking information about a white van that was also seen leaving a parking lot near the incident.
The woman was not seriously injured in the incident.
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