St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - An 18-year-old was attacked late Wednesday evening while walking home from a friend's house in Maryland Heights, the St. Louis County Police Department said.
According to Randy Vaughn, a county police spokesman, the incident occurred at approximately 11:45 p.m. on September 19 near the intersection of Bennington Place and Fee Fee Road.
The victim told investigators she was walking home when a person approached, grabbed her and sexually assaulted her.
Vaughn said the suspect is described as a heavyset Hispanic man in his 40s with side burns, standing approximately 5'6" to 5'8", weighing 175 to 200 pounds, wearing a grey t-shirt and dark-colored pants. The man remains on the loose.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the St. Louis County Police Department at 314-889-2341. You can make an anonymous call to CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.