Austin Police are hoping that the public can help them locate a man who sexually assaulted a woman in East Austin early in the morning on September 21st. They are using his unique tear tattoo by his right eye as a means of identification.

The victim was a woman in her mid-twenties, who had attended a party Saturday evening and had left late to walk home. She was walking alone around 4:30 A.M. on Sunday morning and was attacked. She approached 1150 Block of Airport Rd. that is located near Oak Springs Drive, and was attacked by a man that was hiding in the bushes. He dragged her into the woods and sexually assaulted her.

“He grabbed her by the throat, she started yelling, ‘Stop, please stop!’,” said Austin Police Detective Stephen Andreini. “He told her that if she said anything that he would kill her.”

Unfortunately, this is a known high-risk neighborhood, and walking alone at night is not recommended. The victim has helped Austin police create a sketch of the assailant and the sketch was released today.

“Even in the safest environment, that late at night it’s not safe to be walking out on the good side of the town, the bad side of town or the in between” says Roger Davis, who lives near Airport and Oak Springs.

Following the assault, the woman was able to flag down a passerby on Airport Boulevard who assisted her in getting help.
The suspect in question has short curly hair, is described as 6 feet tall, light skinned, and of thin build approximately in his mid-twenties. His tattoo is of two teardrops underneath his right eye which leads officials to believe he has spent time in prison. Teardrop tattoos are a common thread amongst convicts, who get tear tattoos in order to symbolize time spent behind bars.

Anyone that may have information about the assault or the suspect, please call Austin Police Department Sex Crimes Unit anonymously at 974-5095.