Sketch released in south Edmonton sex assault

Edmonton police released a sketch in hopes of identifying a suspect in a weekend sexual assault.

Police unsure if attack is related to seven others

Edmonton police have released a sketch in hopes of identifying a suspect in a weekend sexual assault.

Police released this sketch Thursday of a suspect in a sexual assault in south Edmonton last Sunday. (EPS)

Between 3 and 4 a.m. Sunday, a 25-year-old woman walking home from a Whyte Avenue bar was pushed to the ground and sexually assaulted in the area of 108th Street and 66th Avenue, said police.

The woman went to a nearby home for help and police were called.

The suspect is described as a man with fair or white skin, about 200 lbs. and 6’ tall. He was wearing a black or dark shirt with dark pants.

Distinctive hairstyle

The suspect has a distinct hairstyle, described as well-kept dark brown hair with strands twisted, pulled back and secured with barettes or pins.

The suspect also has a distinct gap in his front teeth with some crooked upper-front teeth.

Police said the attack may be related to at least seven others on women since March.

Those attacks also took place between 10 p.m. and 4:30 a.m. while the women were walking home alone. The women in those cases were also shoved to the ground.

That suspect was described as somewhat smaller, between 5' 4" and 6' tall and maybe 150 lbs. with a slim build.

"We are aware of the recent assaults on women in the area and cannot discount that this incident we are currently investigating, could be related to those events," said Det. Olena Fedorovich of the Sexual Assault Section. "We are working closely with the south-side investigative team."