Update: Overland Park jogger's sexual assault story 'unfounded'

Marc LaVoie
January 13, 2018 - 12:14 pm

Overland Park Police say that reports of a woman being attacked on Indian Creek Trail are unfounded.

The woman, who is in her 40s, told police she was on the trail around 6:30 a.m. Saturday when a man assaulted her in a wooded area. She gave officers a description of the attacker, which activated a a search for suspects.

Saturday evening the OPPD released a statement saying they were unable to corroberate the woman's story:

"The Overland Park Police Department has determined after intense follow up, the sexual assault on the Indian Creek Trail near Lamar is unfounded.  The Overland Park Police Department would like to thank the citizens and media for their efforts and concerns regarding this case."

The statement did not include information about whether the woman who reported the assault would face any charges.

Content below originally published Jan. 13, 2018.

The Overland Park Police Department responded to an assault that occurred on the trail in the area of Indian Creek Drive and Lamar. 

The female victim was jogging on the trail at approximately 6:30 a.m. when a white male subject assaulted the victim.  The suspect described as, late 30’s or early 40’s, 6 foot, athletic build and unshaved.  He was wearing a black stocking cap, tight Adidas running pants, zip up black jacket with front pocket, and dark shoes. 

If you have any information, please contact the Overland Park Police Department at 913-344-8743 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

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