Woman stabbed by unknown assailant while walking her dog in French Valley

News headline from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department:

A woman who was walking her dog in French Valley on Tuesday morning was stabbed by a man who then ran off and is still at large.

At about 10:00 a.m. on February 21, deputies from the Southwest Station responded to a report of a stabbing that had just occurred in the area of Auld Road and Pourroy Road in French Valley.

They learned that the 47-year-old female victim, who was not identified, was walking her dog on Auld Road east of Pourroy Road when a man attacked her from behind.

The suspect choked the victim and then stabbed her in the neck with an unknown type of weapon.  The suspect then fled on foot into a field south of where the attack took place.

Deputies arrived quickly on scene and summoned an ambulance and paramedics for the victim.  She was transported to Inland Valley Hospital and treated for superficial injuries to her neck.  She was released from the hospital later in the afternoon.

The deputies set up a perimeter for the area and conducted a search for the suspect, including a bloodhound that was brought in by Murrieta Police.

As a safety precaution during the search, several schools in the area were on lockdown.

The suspect was not located.

The suspect was described as a Latino man, about 5′9″ tall, wearing dark colored sweat pants, and a gray hooded jacket with the hood pulled tightly around his face.  No suspect vehicle was seen.

The investigation is continuing at this time.  Anyone with further information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Investigator Frost at 951-696-3000.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012


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