Police release sketch of park predator with distinct scar, damage to ear

Park attack suspect (San Antonio Police Department)

SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Police Department released a sketch on Tuesday of the suspect believed to be responsible for an attack on a woman at Hardberger Park several weeks ago.

The attack happened on the morning of September 12, but since that day, there have been no arrests in the disturbing case.

According to the victim, the attacker is a man in his late 20s or early 30s, with light colored hair in 'messy layers' and medium to light-colored eyes.

But the sketch also points out some distinct features of the suspect, including 'cauliflower ear,' which appears to show damage to the cartilage of the suspect's left ear, a scar that runs from the front of the chin to underneath the chin and an angular jaw line and prominent Adam's apple.

Police also released more information about the attack, including details of how the victim managed to get away from her attacker. The woman said she was jogging through Hardberger Park when she heard noises in a wooded area. She assumed it was deer, but was then surprised by a man who grabbed her from behind and said, "I'm going to get you."

She told investigators the man threw her to the ground and that she was able to punch him in the face during the sexual assault. She was able get up, run to her car and drive away to get help.

Police say if you have any information on a possible suspect, call Crime Stoppers at 210-224-STOP.

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