Woman raped, nearly kidnapped

Posted on Feb 09 2012

An unidentified man beat up and raped a woman at knifepoint inside her bedroom in western Garapan last Jan. 29. Police released the information to the media only last night.

The suspect also tried to kidnap the victim by attempting to take the victim with him to his car at knifepoint, but she managed to escape by yelling for help.

The suspect was described as in his late teens to early 20’s, brown complexioned, very short hair, about 5’5” to 5’8” tall, and weighing 150 to 170 lbs.

The victim, a 25-year-old Asian, sustained unspecified injuries. Medics brought her to the Commonwealth Health Center.

According to the Department of Public Safety, a female caller contacted DPS on Jan. 29 at 6:06am and reported a disturbance at an apartment near Bud’s Bar. Responding police officers arrived after two minutes and saw the victim running toward them.

According to the victim, she was asleep inside her bedroom when she was awakened by the suspect who physically and sexually assaulted her at knifepoint.

The suspect then attempted to take the victim with him to his car, but she shouted for help. Witnesses near the area came to her aid and called 911.

The suspect fled the scene in an older model yellowish gold Hyundai Accent four-door sedan. He drove north on Plumeria, made a right turn to Micro Beach Road, and traveled east toward the Fire Station-Beach Road intersection.

The car continued east without stopping at the three-way stop at the Garapan Fire Station, and made a right turn on Chalan Pale Arnold (Middle Road) where the witness lost sight of him.

“Additional details will be provided as new information is made available. This case is currently still under investigation. DPS seeks the community’s help in locating the suspect’s vehicle and in reporting any information leading to the positive identification of the suspect,” said police officer Jason Tarkong.

The victim’s apartment is located just blocks away from Godfather’s Bar, where Emerita Relata Romero worked as a bartender. Romero was reported missing Sunday early morning. Her body was found at the former La Fiesta Mall on Tuesday afternoon.

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