Lakewood police are trying to identify a man who raped a 13-year-old girl at gunpoint on July 27.
The girl was walking in the 2500 block of 84th Street South near Wards Lake Park when the man approached and pointed a handgun at her.
He made the teen walk to a trail on the northeastern end of the park, where he sexually assaulted her, police said. The attack took place about 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Detectives have been unable to find the man and on Wednesday released a sketch of the suspect.
He is described as black and 17 to 25 years old. He had a slim to medium build, medium to dark complexion and short black hair with a chinstrap beard.
Police are asking for tips about any suspicion people or vehicles spotted in that area around July 27.
Tips can be called in to the Police Department at 253-830-5064 or Tacoma-Pierce County Crimestoppers at 253-591-5959.
Stacia Glenn: 253-597-8653