The Los Angeles Police Division is continuous to seek for the person who sexually assaulted a feminine hiker two weeks in the past within the Santa Monica Mountains close to Encino.
The lady was attacked whereas she was mountain climbing alongside the Higher Canyonback Path within the 17000 block of Mulholland Drive round midday on Nov. 21, police stated in a launch.
Det. Joseph Hampton stated throughout a Monday information convention that the assault occurred between Tampa Avenue and Reseda Boulevard.
The lady was approached by a 30-year-old white or Latino man with a two-inch scar on his proper forearm, and he sexually assaulted her in a secluded space, Hampton stated. Additional description of the suspect was not out there Monday morning.
“The suspect did have a knife with him on the time the crime was dedicated, although he didn’t use the knife through the fee of the crime,” Hampton stated.
No safety footage of the assault was out there; patrols have been elevated within the space as police proceed their investigation, Hampton stated. No sexual assaults have been reported in that space in recent times, police stated.
Authorities have urged the general public to train warning when mountain climbing close to that location.
“If you’re going to use the hills and the paths within the surrounding areas, I ask that you simply hike in pairs and let someone know the place precisely you’re going,” Hampton stated. “Convey your cellphone with you. Not solely is it behavior to have so you can also make cellphone calls, however you can additionally ship out misery areas with a drop of a pin to to family and friends if one thing occurs to you out in that space.”