WLPD: Woman assaulted on Wabash Heritage Trail

West Lafayette Police are investigating an attack on the Wabash Heritage Trail System.

Posted: Jul 21, 2019 12:00 PM
Updated: Jul 22, 2019 6:31 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Police are investigating an attack that happened on the Wabash Heritage Trail System off of South River Road in West Lafayette. 

WLPD received a report about 1 p.m. Saturday, July 20, that someone had been attacked.

The victim said she was walking the trail system alone when she was attacked and sexually assaulted by a black male.

She said the male looked to be 5'8 with short hair, no facial hair and a slim build.

The unknown male was reported wearing gray shorts with white boxer briefs, white socks, black tennis shoes, no shirt, and possibly a black bandana.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the West Lafayette Police Department at (765) 775-5200 or the WeTip hotline at 1-800-78 CRIME. Please direct all media questions to Lt. Jonathan Eager at (765) 413-1629 or jeager@wl.in.gov.

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