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Possible sexual assault attacker caught on video

Posted: 10:21 AM, Mar 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-13 16:21:54Z

BOISE — Ada County Sheriff’s Office investigators have obtained a front porch surveillance video that shows a person who matches the description of an attacker who sexually assaulted a woman while she was jogging in a southwest Ada County neighborhood November 30.

The attack took place shortly before 6:30 a.m. on Brogan Drive, near the intersection of Maple Grove and Lake Hazel Roads.

Detectives would like to talk with the person in the video and are asking for the public’s help.

Although the person is a bit difficult to make out, an Ada County Sheriff’s Office release said the person “ ... is wearing clothes similar to what the woman described her attacker was wearing —- grey sweatpants and sweatshirt with a dark colored beanie or hood over his head —- when she was attacked from behind ...”

Detectives said the video was captured at 6:39 a.m. on the same morning, less than a half-mile from where the attack occurred.

The clothes, time, and location all match with the description of the attacker.

Detectives said they have pursued dozens of leads and interviews in connection with the case.

The woman told deputies she was running a regular jogging route and was headed west on West Brogan Drive, between South Seabreeze Way and South Elinor Rose Avenue, when was attacked from behind by a man who grabbed her around the neck.

The woman began kicking and fighting to get away, when she was knocked to the ground. The man then choked her from behind, as she was lying in the street. She eventually lost consciousness, investigators said.

“Evidence suggests the man sexually assaulted the runner while she was unconscious,” the release stated.

When the woman awoke a short time later, the man ran east from West Brogan Drive toward South Seabreeze Way.

A woman driving east on Brogan Drive near Elinor Rose Avenue saw the woman in the street and stopped to help her by calling 9-1-1. “The woman did not get a good look at her attacker’s face, as he approached the runner from behind. She did get a good look at his clothes,” according to the release.

The man’s age, ethnicity, hair and skin color are not known.

Anyone with information about the assault, the man or anything that seemed unusual or suspicious in this area around that time, is urged to call Detective Shellie Strolberg at 208.577.3788 or send an email to sstrolberg@adacounty.id.gov .