June 05, 2013 - 10:37 AM
KELOWNA — A woman out for a walk was hit over the head, dragged into the woods at the end of a trail and sexually assaulted in Mission Creek Park Monday night.
RCMP say the 22-year-old Kelowna resident called police around 8:45 p.m. and they met her near the main entrance of Durnin Road/Springfield Road. They searched the area for the suspect but he wasn't found. Another search was conducted to gather evidence.
The woman was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries. She has been released.
RCMP would like to remind the public that it's safer to go walking, biking or traveling with a friend and to avoid isolated areas. When you must walk alone, they recommend staying alert to surroundings including people in the area and to take note of businesses and sources of assistance in the area.
Mounties are asking anyone who may have been out hiking or riding in the area who may have heard the assault or witnessed something to help with the investigation.
Information can be called in to Kelowna RCMP Const. McBride at 250-762-3300, or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, www.crimestoppers.net, or text to CRIMES (274637) ktown.
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