Sketch of attacker who stabbed girl

April 25, 2008 5:40:00 PM PDT
Houston police have released a composite sketch of a suspect wanted for stabbing a young girl.The attack happened in the 5200 block of Berry Creek about 3:45 p.m. on April 18. The victim, a 10-year-old girl, received a laceration to her right leg caused by a pocketknife used by the suspect.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his mid 30s, about 5'11" and 180 pounds. He has a thin build, curly hair, a thin mustache and brown eyes. At the time of the assault, he was wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans. The female victim said the suspect had a foul odor. A composite sketch of the suspect is attached to this news release.

The female victim was walking alone in front of a residence in the 5200 block of Berry Creek, on her way to a family member's house. She was approached from behind by the suspect, who said something to her in Spanish, cut her right leg and then fled on foot.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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