HAYS COUNTY – San Marcos Police released composite sketches of three suspects who kidnapped a woman and her young child and sexually assaulted the woman on Nov. 6. The composites were developed with the assistance of the Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas Rangers.
The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries during the attack in which she was kidnapped, beaten and strangled. Investigators are following numerous leads, and tips continue to come in on the case, according to San Marcos Police Commander Penny Dunn.
Investigators hope the release of the composite drawings will help the case by developing further tips on the suspects. “It has taken us time to work with the victim as she recovered from injuries and this traumatic incident and the DPS forensic artist to complete these composite sketches,” Commander Dunn said.
Please call the San Marcos Police Department – Criminal Investigation Division at 512.753.2300 if you recognize these individuals. Many tips were received on the suspect vehicle. Multiple investigators and crime analysts from SMPD, the Hays County Sheriff’s Office, Kyle Police, Texas Rangers, and ARIC still working through the information and locating vehicles identified through tips or analysis.
The incident occurred on the east end of McKie Street approaching the access road of IH 35, west of the interstate highway. This area is near a low water crossing with heavy vegetation growing near the street. The woman was driving on McKie Street when her vehicle was bumped on the rear bumper by another vehicle. When the woman got out to check for damage, she was forced into the back seat of her own vehicle two suspects as a third followed in the truck.
The woman’s head was covered and she was taken to an unknown location where she was sexually assaulted, strangled, and eventually lost consciousness, Dunn said. The unconscious victim and her child were later left in their vehicle parked on the side of a roadway outside of San Marcos. The victim regained consciousness and was disoriented but was able to return to her residence where Police and Emergency Medical Services were summoned.