16-year-old Girl Attacked near Covelo

Mendocino Co. Sheriff’s Press Release:

On 05-31-13 at 0100 hours the Sheriff’s Office was advised that a 16-year-old female had been attacked, by an unknown male adult, while walking to a relative’s residence on Concow Boulevard in Covelo, California.

A Sheriff’s Detective responded to the Ukiah Valley Medical Center where he interviewed the victim and collected physical evidence.  The victim informed the Detective that she had been walking across a field near Concow Boulevard at approximately 2200 hours on 05-30-13, when she was attacked.

The victim stated the suspect grabbed her by the hair and forced her to the ground.  The victim fought off the suspect and ran to the safety of a relative’s residence.  The victim sustained minor injuries during the struggle, which were treated while she was at the hospital.

The victim described the suspect as being an older Native American male adult who was possibly bald.  Sheriff’s Deputies searched the area where the reported assault took place but were unable to locate the suspect.

Anyone having information regarding this case is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office Tip-Line at 707-234-2100.


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