Woman attacked by two men while jogging the Olympic Discovery Trail in Clallam County
April 19, 2018
(PORT ANGELES, WA.) – The dangers of jogging alone in a heavily wooded area were again highlighted when a woman jogger was attacked by two men this week along a popular walking-jogging trail in Clallam County.
CLICK TO ENLARGE_Olympic Discovery Trail in Robin Hill Farm County Park
The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the assault of a female jogger who was running on the Olympic Discovery Trail between the Ennis Creek (Old Rayonier parking lot) trail access and Gales Addition section of the trail in the county.
The attack took place on Sunday April 15th at about 8:30 AM as the jogger was out running, with her dog, eastbound on the Discovery Trail when she was grabbed from behind by a white male.
“The jogger was able to defend herself and incapacitate the male assailant,” said a statement from the sheriff’s office. But then, “A second white male...tackled the jogger, forcing her to the ground. The jogger was able to fight free and fled down to the beach to the safety of others”
The two suspects then fled on foot westbound on the trail. The sheriff’s office says the first suspect was described as a white male standing approximately 6’00” tall, clean shaven, and approximately 25 to 30 year of age. The second suspect was described as standing approximately 5’8” tall, clean shaven, and approximately 25 to 30 year of age. Both suspects were wearing loose fitting clothing.
The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the two suspects. If you have any information regarding this assault, please contact the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office at 360-417-2459.
“The Clallam County Sheriff’s Department would like to take this opportunity to remind outdoor enthusiasts, hikers and others who enjoy the Olympic Discovery Trail to always be aware of your surroundings and utilize the “Buddy System”,” said the sheriff’s office statement.