Manhunt in Great Smoky Mountains National Park after woman stabbed-raped www.privateofficer.com
GATLINBURG TN June 12 2012 - A woman who was stabbed and sexually assaulted Friday in Great Smoky Mountains National Park is out of the hospital. Authorities have not found the suspect.
The woman, who’s 44, was attacked on the Gatlinburg Trail Friday afternoon. She received multiple stab wounds to her neck, shoulder and hand.
Officials said she made her way from the trail to Highway 441 and flagged down a visitor, who reported the incident.
The woman was flown to UT Medical Center and released on Sunday night.
National Park Service Special Agents continued to investigate the case over the weekend. They’re working with the victim to create a sketch of the suspect.
The suspect is described as white, around 5’7″, appearing to be in his 40s, with a thin build, a crew cut and a thin mustache. He wore black dress pants and a T-shirt. He also has multiple tattoos, including one on his stomach, and no distinctive accent.
Anyone with any information about this incident should call the park dispatch emergency line at 865-436-9197.