SEATAC, Wash. – An 83-year-old woman is recovering after being beaten and raped in her own home. The woman lives at the Falcon Ridge Assisted Living facility in SeaTac.
Thursday afternoon, she told staff that a man entered through a window in her room while she was watching TV. She said he beat and sexually assaulted her and then left through the same window.
“That man comes over to her, hits her on the side of the head twice. She kind of forgets what happens at that point, maybe she lost consciousness, but she does feel that he, at that point, sexually assaulted her,” said King County sheriff’s Sgt. Jason Houck.
“Eighty-three-years-old? That’s terrible. I mean she’s there for a reason,” said 75-year-old Clarissa, who lives near the facility.
News of the assault spread quickly to the senior community nearby, especially since there haven’t been an arrest.
“Oh what a coward! Just my God! He just has no conscience. That’s all there is to it, you know that?” asked Clarissa.
The Falcon Ridge administration declined an interview, but sent out a statement that reads: "Out of respect for the privacy rights of our residents, we are not at liberty to discuss the circumstances at this time."
Security cameras are visible outside the facility, but the sheriff’s office declined to tell Q13 News if there’s surveillance video of the suspect.
“I have a 93-year-old grandpa," Houck said. "I can’t imagine doing something to anybody, let alone an 83-year-old woman. Obviously, this person is sick. This person is dangerous and they need to be found."
The suspect is described as a black male, about 5-foot-8, with a slender yet strong build. A King County sheriff's K-9 tried to trace his scent but was unsuccessful.
If you have any information you’re asked to call the King County Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-3311. Tips can remain anonymous.