Police asking for public’s help identifying suspect

The Elkhart County Sheriff's Department is asking the public for information leading to the arrest of a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman this week.
Posted on Oct. 4, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on Oct. 4, 2013 at 2:37 p.m.

ELKHART — The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department is asking the public to help identify a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman Wednesday morning, Oct. 2.

According to a press release from the sheriff’s department, deputies responded at about 7 a.m. to the 52000 block of Brookstream Circle to investigate the sexual assault of a 50-year-old woman.

The incident happened at about 5:30 a.m. in the victim’s apartment after the suspect entered the house.

The suspect stole a cellphone, keys and cash, and left the scene on foot.

The suspect was described as a 6-foot tall black male in his late 20s to early 30s. He was described as being of thin build, with a scraggly goatee and short hair.

A composite sketch of the suspect was completed with the help of an Indiana State Police sketch artist.

Anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspect can call the sheriff’s department at 574-533-4151.

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