Sketch released of suspect in Visitacion Valley attack on elderly woman

San Francisco police on Tuesday released a sketch of a suspect who brutally attacked an 88-year-old woman in the city’s Visitacion Valley
neighborhood last week.

The case started as a call at about 6:45 a.m. on Jan. 8 about a suspect who was seen exiting a residence in the 1000 block of Visitacion
Avenue and then walking away eastbound. Shortly afterward, the elderly victim was found in a park across the street, police said.

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The woman had multiple traumatic injuries that are considered life-threatening and she is still being treated for them this week, according to police.

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Investigators believe the suspect attacked the victim in the park and then entered her home across the street. He is described as a black man in his 30s who is about 5 feet 6 inches tall with a skinny build, police said.

Investigators from the Police Department’s Special Victims Unit have been dedicated to the case and released a forensic sketch of the suspect Tuesday.

-Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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