New details, sketch released as search for attacker continues

New details, sketch released as search for Ijams attacker continues

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A drawing of the suspect in Wednesday's attack of a woman in Ijams Nature Center. (source: Knoxville Police Department) A drawing of the suspect in Wednesday's attack of a woman in Ijams Nature Center. (source: Knoxville Police Department)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Knoxville police released Friday an artist's drawing of the suspect in an attack Wednesday on a woman in Ijams Nature Center.

The man they are looking for attacked and sexually assaulted a 24-year-old mother who was walking with her two-year-old daughter.

Police also provided additional details of a description of the attacker.

The composite sketch of the suspect shows the subject with a brown goatee and a "sole patch" under his lip.

Police say he has a scar separating the left eyebrow. He also has bad teeth. Some are broken and brown.

The suspect is described as a white male, 27-35 years of age. He is about 6 feet to 6'1" tall with a medium, solid build.

He was last seen wearing a blue pullover hoodie with a white shirt underneath. The shirt had light stitching on the collar.

He was also wearing dark, baggy blue jeans and clean, white tennis shoes and a knit cap.

Police say the suspect may have been seen earlier in the day on a bicycle.

Staff at the center have put up posters with the composite, there's one on the main kiosk in front of the center.

Another one was out up on the board outside the restrooms.

Anyone with information on the attack, or who recognizes the person in the drawing or description is asked to contact the Knoxville Police Department's crime information line at (865) 215-7212.

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