State Police said a 48-year-old woman was sexually assaulted on Friday morning while walking alone near a hiking trail on the Middlesex Fells Reservation in Winchester, and authorities are looking for her attacker.
The woman was walking the South Border Road area in Winchester near the Leslie Road trailhead around 8 a.m. when she was assaulted by a man who has not been identified or arrested, according to Dave Procopio, a spokesperson for the state police. The attack appeared to be random, he said in an email.
“We have no indication that the suspect is still in the reserve,” he wrote. âThe investigation is progressing. Evidence indicates that this was a random attack.
She was taken to an undisclosed Boston hospital for treatment for “various injuries” and was in stable condition, according to Procopio.
The Middlesex Fells Preserve is a popular hiking spot that spans portions of Medford, Malden, Winchester and Stoneham. The Leslie Road Trail begins behind a residential area of ââWinchester.
Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan is investigating the alleged assault, Winchester Police said. His office could not immediately be reached for comment.
No further information was immediately available.
UPDATE A victim in her 40s who was walking in the Leslie Road Trail Head area was assaulted around 8 a.m. The perpetrator was an adult male of unknown identity at the time. Active investigation. https://t.co/aQnMvUHihF
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