Renton Police: Suspect sought for raping, beating woman near downtown library

RENTON, Wash. -- Police in Renton are looking for a man who reportedly raped and beat a woman last week near the downtown library.

According to Renton Police, it happened Wednesday (May 29). Hours after the attack, two men were seen on surveillance video disposing of the victim's phone at a nearby Fred Meyer, but police have since said that the men in question have spoken to investigators and are no longer wanted.

Police say a man raped and beat a 31-year-old woman, then left her for dead in the early morning hours of May 29.

He led the woman to a secluded area near the library downtown, then spent an hour attacking her, police said. The woman was carrying a personal alarm and was able to set it off after the attack.

A Renton officer heard the alarm and found the woman severely injured in the 300 block of Mill Avenue South.
The victim was taken to the hospital, but has since been released. She is expected to make a full recovery.

Renton Police say they are currently interviewing both men seen in the surveillance videos and continue to investigate this case.