Woman claims she was attacked on Lawrence trail

July 13, 2018 - 1:14 pm

Lawrence police are investigating an attempted abduction on the Prairie Park Nature Trail.  

A 40-year-old woman told police she was jogging on the path around 6:45 a.m. Thursday near Mary's Lake when a man tried to grab her from behind.  She was able to fight her way free and run away.  

She told police the man was white, wearing light colored pants and white shoes with black stripes.  He may have been sleeping in a blue tent that was nearby.  

Police believe the crime may have been sexually motivated.  They were unable to find anyone in the area when they went to investigate Thursday afternoon.

The Lawrence Police Department is asking anyone who may have been in the area of Mary’s Lake, or the Prairie Park Nature Trail on Thursday morning who may have seen any individuals on the path to contact us at (785)832-7509 to provide that information.

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