Police are investigating after a 76-year-old woman was fatally injured in a violent sexual assault in Vancouver.
Vancouver police said Saturday they are working to reconstruct what happened to the older woman, who suffered significant bruises to her face.
“Due to the extent of his injuries, he has not been able to tell us exactly what happened,” Const. Tania Visintin said in a statement.
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Police believe the assault may have taken place between September 7 at 2 p.m. and September 9 at 11 a.m.
Investigators say the victim, who uses a motorized wheelchair, often visits a cathedral park near Dunsmuir and Richards streets and may have been in that area before or after the attack.
The suspect is described as a 35- to 40-year-old Caucasian male with a plump complexion, shaggy light to dark brown hair, and wide eyes. The suspect may also have been wearing a black or navy blue jacket.
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“This is a shocking case, and the victim’s injuries are some of the worst we’ve seen,” Visintin said. “We still don’t know who did this or where it happened, so we ask everyone to stay tuned until we know more.”
Anyone with information on this case should call police investigators at 604-717-0602.
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