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Milwaukee police search for suspect in Kern Park assault of 73-year-old woman

Posted at 3:47 PM, May 06, 2020

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are looking for the person they say is responsible for a sexual assault that happened in the area near Kern Park Tuesday morning.

More than 24 hours since the attack, people were back outside running, cycling and jogging. They were also on alert after a man police have yet to describe remains on the run.

Police said the incident happened after 6:30 a.m. A 73-year-old woman was attacked by an unknown man while she was walking in the park, police say. The suspect is believed to be in his 30s.

Jogger Jordy Brazo runs in the park often. He heard about the incident which is now being handled by MPD's Sensitive Crimes Division.

“It’s unfortunate that people aren’t able to be safe in their own neighborhoods and I think it’s unfortunate people would resort to that kind of thing," Brazo said. “It’s unfortunate when things like that happen. It makes me worried about my friends or when my fiance is out walking the dogs in the morning.”

TMJ4 also spoke with another woman who said she brings her kids to the park to play and get outside.

“It’s quite unsettling because we come to this park on an almost daily basis," the woman said. She didn't want to be identified because of the ongoing investigation.

“It’s kind of shaken me. Just for the fact that they would be bold enough to do it," she said.

The man was last seen wearing a red shirt, dark shorts and possibly a black bandana.

Police have not released more details about the suspect, but they’re hoping anyone with information will step forward by calling Crimestoppers at 414-224- TIPS.

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