Wed Feb 27 20:10:00 PST 2013
Surrey RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects involved in an aggravated sexual assault incident that occurred in October 2012.
On October 18, 2012 between the hours of 4:00am and 6:00am, a female engaged in a high risk activity as a sex trade worker was picked up by two unknown males in the area of King George Boulevard and 105th Avenue. She was driven to a secluded area in the 12800 block of Colebrook Road where she was sexually and physically assaulted. The victim suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries and was taken to local area hospital.
The Surrey RCMP’s Sexual Offence Unit has been actively engaged in this investigation from the outset. The investigators have spoken to numerous individuals to help identify potential evidence, witnesses, and suspects. In addition, investigators took further proactive steps by meeting and speaking with numerous individuals engaged in similar high risk activity to alert, warn, seek their assistance and build relationships with them. The composite drawings of the suspects were also shared with the individuals. These personal inquiries took time and yielded further information regarding possible suspects and suspect vehicles. Investigators also met with community agencies and outreach workers, as well as various RCMP support units including the E Division Behavioural Sciences Group, to advance the investigation. All aspects of the information learned from these inquiries are being investigated thoroughly. As a result of the investigative steps taken to date, the police have secured what is believed to be the culprit(s) DNA.
Several persons of interest were identified early on in this case, many of which have since been eliminated through various investigative avenues, including the examination of forensic evidence and DNA testing, says Surrey RCMP Investigative Services Officer Supt. Trent Rolfe.
While police move forward utilizing conventional investigative avenues, the Surrey RCMP is requesting public assistance in identifying the persons responsible. The suspect descriptions and in particular, the description of the suspect vehicle, may yield further information. While police are aware that releasing the vehicle description may result in the destruction of possible evidence, they hope someone will contact them with any information.
Although the destruction of the vehicle by the culprit(s) is a possibility as a result of disclosing this sensitive information, the investigators believe that it’s the composite description combined with the vehicle description that could yield the eventual identification of the culprits(s). And while the vehicle may be destroyed, the person responsible will not be able to change his DNA, says Supt. Rolfe.
flakes), four door sedan, older model (possibly a Honda Civic or Acura), low profiles tires, with dark tinted windows (back darker than front), a rear spoiler and rain guards on rear passenger window.
Please see composite drawings of the suspects attached.
Police do not believe that the general public is at risk. There continues to be personal contact with those engaged in high risk activities to provide awareness and prevent further offences from occurring.
From the early stages of this investigation it was clear to our investigators that this was a serious assault involving a sex trade worker, says Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet.
We are certain that someone has important information regarding this offence and encourage those individual(s) to call police.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP Child Abuse & Sexual Offence (CASO) Unit at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS.
Cpl. Bert Paquet
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