SAN MARCOS, Texas -- Police in San Marcos have released composite sketches of three men they say kidnapped a woman and her four-year-old child, then sexually assaulted and beat the woman.
The incident happened around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6 on the east end of McKie Street near the I-35 access road, west of the highway.
The woman was driving on McKie when her vehicle was bumped from behind by another vehicle. When she got out to check for damage, she was forced into the back seat of her own vehicle by two suspects and a third followed.
The woman’s head was covered and she was taken to an unknown location where police say she was sexually assaulted, strangled, and eventually lost consciousness.
The unconscious victim and her child were later left in their vehicle parked on the side of a road outside of San Marcos. When she regained consciousness, she was able find her way home where she called police.
SMPD says investigators are following numerous leads, and tips continue to come in on the case, but they hope the drawings will help further develop tips on the suspects.
The suspects are described as follows:
Suspect 1: Hispanic male, possible nickname “Dago,” late 30s to early 40s, medium olive complexion, six feet tall, stocky build, shaved or bald heat, dark eyes, small goatee, possible diamond stud earring in left ear, tattoos of crosses on left and right forearms, wearing white shirt with blue trim and blue jeans.
Suspect 2: Hispanic male, possible nickname of “Chico,” 18 to 20 years old, light olive complexion, 5’8” to 5’10” in height, thin build, closely cropped black hair, dark eyes with long eyelashes, slightly protruding ears, possible diamond stud earring in left ear, tattoo of cursive writing at base of neck, wearing loose fitting white T-shirt and blue jeans.
Suspect 3: Hispanic male, late 30s, dark olive complexion, 5’6” to 5’7” in height, medium build, thick arched eyebrows, slight acne scars, hair styled into a “faux-hawk,” wearing gray T-shirt and blue jeans.
News of the violent abduction on McKie street didn't surprise Barbara Howllar, who lives nearby.
“I have friends that have been accosted on this street. You know going to work late at night,” she said.
Howllar believes someone out there will recognize these new sketches of the suspects and says the neighborhood will be on the lookout.
“Usually people in this area hang pretty much in this area. I'm sure they know they're being looked for too, so they could have left,” she said.
Please call the San Marcos Police Department - Criminal Investigation Division at 512-753-2300 if you recognize these individuals. After 5 p.m. call San Marcos police at 512-753-2108. Or call Crime Stoppers at 512-353-TIPS or 800-324-8477.