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Detectives still seeking tips on I-65 attacker; $5,000 reward
$5,000.00 Reward for Information
Franklin Police have poured through more than 200 tips but are still seeking information about the March 24 attack of a 16-year-old girl. At about 8:20 pm, the teen pulled over on I-65 S, between Cool Springs Boulevard and McEwen Drive after her tire went flat. As she stood outside of her vehicle, waiting for her dad who was on his way to help, the attacker depicted in this sketch accosted the teen from behind, pulling her down the hill and into the ditch between I-65 S and the back side of the Mallory Lane Sam’s Club.
The teenager was able to break free and escape an apparent sexual assault attempt. The suspect fled on foot into the I-65 woodline and remains at large. Police are looking for a tall white male with dingy brown teeth and a medium build. He is believed to be in his late 30s to early 40s. The suspect had a “dirty-blonde” beard, and looked like he had not shaven other areas of his face for several days. The suspect is believed to be about 6 feet tall. The teen was treated at the scene for minor injuries.
Franklin Police are asking anyone with information, any information, to come forward by calling (615) 794-2513. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can do so by calling Crime Stoppers at (615) 794-4000 or clicking here to submit an anonymous eTip.
***Cash reward: $5,000***
Call Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000
or click here to submit an anonymous eTip
All tipsters will remain anonymous
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