Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Update: Wrightsville Beach Police looking for suspects behind abduction and sexual assault last year [Free read]

The Wrightsville Beach Police Department released sketches of two men believed to be involved in an abduction and sexual assault last summer. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy WBPD)
The Wrightsville Beach Police Department released sketches of two men believed to have abducted and sexually assaulted a woman last February. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy WBPD)

Update 9 a.m. Wednesday — Wrightsville Beach Police Chief Daniel House helped clarify the elapsed time between when the assault was reported in August of 2019 and yesterday’s release.

“Investigators have been actively working the case and following up on leads. When we hit a dead end and all investigative leads were exhausted, we decided to try this as a last resort to try to bring closure to the victim and her family,” House said.

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — Police are on the lookout for two men who are believed to have abducted and sexually assaulted a woman in Wrightsville Beach early last year, before leaving her on the side of Lumina Avenue.

According to a statement from the Wrightsville Beach Police Department, last August police received a walk-in report of an abduction and sexual assault that allegedly occurred on February 17. The WBPD released sketches of the suspects on Tuesday afternoon.

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“The victim in the case reported that she was taking out her garbage in the early morning hours, when two unidentified males abducted her from the roadside on N. Lumina Ave. of Wrightsville Beach,” according to the WBPD. “Once in the suspect vehicle, a gray or dark in color extended cab pickup truck, she was repeatedly sexually assaulted by both men before ultimately being left again on the roadside in Wrightsville Beach.”

One suspect is described as a male with brown eyes, dirty blonde hair, a heavyset build, and between 25 and 35 years old. The other is a male with blue eyes, brown hair, a muscular build, and also between 25 and 35 years old.

The WBPD is asking for assistance from anyone with information that would assist in this investigation.


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