Sketch released of suspect in Freedom Trail attack

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 21, 2014

Atlanta Police have released this sketch of a man suspected of attacking a runner on Freedom Park trail on Aug. 11.

Source: Atlanta Police

Source: Atlanta Police

According to a statement from the victim and police, the victim was running toward Moreland Avenue on Freedom Park Trail. She was near the intersection of North and Euclid avenues when a man jumped out of the woods and tried to grab her.

The victim described the suspect as, “a white male in his 50s, approximately 5’9″ – 5’10″, thin, ash-blond to gray hair, blue eyes, wearing a gray t-shirt and blue jeans. He appeared well kempt with clean clothes and fair skin that was not weathered.”

The victim put her hands up and yelled, causing the suspect to flee. For a full recounting of this incident, click here.

A statement from Atlanta Police says, “Any information on the case can also be submitted anonymously to the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477), online www.crimestoppersatlanta.org or by texting CSA and the tip to CRIMES (274637). Persons do not have to give their name or any identifying information to be eligible for the reward of up to $2,000 for the arrest and indictment of the suspects.”

You can also call Zone 6 directly at,  404-373-5331/5332.

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  • KBT

    This sketch looks a lot like the sketch of the Emory rapist, only without the beard and hat. Also, the description is similar–white man in his 50s, 5’10”.

  • Robert Butera

    My bike commute most days takes me right by there. There is a homeless guy who pretty much lives on the park bench on the PATH closest to North and Euclid. He’s an older guy with a big white beard. I hope the police actually talked to him in case he saw anything.

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