September 17, 2014

Gimli

Sexual Assault

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On September 17, 2014, around 11:00 pm, a 42-year-old woman was driving southbound on Highway 8 from Gimli, Manitoba when she got a flat tire, just north of Highway 229. A male motorist driving what appeared to be a gray or silver SUV stopped to offer to her a ride to Winnipeg Beach so she could get help.

Once inside the vehicle, the woman was driven to a secluded area where the suspect pulled the vehicle over and sexually assaulted the victim. The suspect then left the victim on the road.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male with fair skin and a solid build. He was between 40-50 years old, approximately 6’1” and 260 pounds. He had rust-coloured hair with freckles across the bridge of his nose and under his eyes. His eyes were a light colour, and he did not wear glasses. The suspect was wearing navy or black sweatpants and a dark t-shirt. A composite sketch of the suspect has been completed by RCMP.

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