Weekend closures, lane restrictions impact SR 99, I-5 and I-90

Public helps Renton police identify man who tried luring girl, 15, into van

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

UPDATE March 7, 2017 — Renton police say they have identified the suspect and thanked the public for their help.


RENTON, Wash. — Renton police are asking for the public’s help identifying a man they say tried to lure a teenage girl into his van.

According to police, the attempted luring happened Saturday, March 4 around 4 p.m. near the downtown Renton Metro Transit Center.

Detectives released a photo of the suspect who was described as a black male in his 30s, about 6' tall, heavy build, with shoulder-length braided hair with wooden beads on the bottom. He also had a mustache and beard. He was last seen wearing red pants and black shoes.

The car is a red Kia Sedona with the passenger side headlight out and no front or rear license plates. The back plate had only a yellow dealer advertisement with black letters.

If you can help identify him, call Renton police.