Update: Kirkland detectives release rape suspect sketch



The Kirkland Police Department seeks the public’s help in identifying the suspect in the rape of an 80 year old female that occurred on October 25, 2012 at approximately 11:45 a.m. in Kirkland’s Juanita neighborhood. The victim had been walking home from a Metro bus stop when she was assaulted outside of her residence and forced inside by the suspect. The suspect is described as a dark-skinned black male, 5’ 7” to 5’ 9” tall with a medium build in his early 20’s with a “long skinny face,”. The victim also described that the suspect may have been wearing tan or brown Dockers pants along with a waist length brown coat. The victim very clearly recalled that the suspect wore a golf/newsboy style cap that she described as dark brown, smooth with no seams and possibly made of leather. The victim described the suspect as ‘good looking’ rather than scary, with smooth skin and stated he was very thin. The sketch was drawn during an interview with the victim and is based upon the victim’s description of the suspect. Anyone having information about the incident is asked to contact the Kirkland Police Department Tip Line at 425-587-3515 or Detective Dave Quiggle at dquiggle@kirklandwa.gov.