UPDATE: Police Investigating Alae Cemetery Assault

Updated on June 22 to include HPD composite sketch of suspect.

The Hawai`i Police Department is investigating an incident in which a 34-year-old female was assaulted in Hilo.

On June 13, at about 2:28 p.m., the victim reported to police that she was in the restroom at the Alae Cemetery when she was attacked by a male suspect who was hiding in the restroom. During the attack, another female entered the restroom and startled the suspect, who fled the area.

Police say the woman reported that the incident happened at about 1 p.m.

The victim sustained minor injuries and declined medical treatment.

The suspect is described as “local looking,” and in his 50’s. Police say he was described as about 5-feet-5-inches tall, with thick salt and pepper short hair and bald spots. He reportedly had a fair complexion and was last seen wearing black pants and a black t-shirt.

Police are seeking the female witness who left the area before being contacted by police and are also asking if anyone else witnessed the incident to call Sergeant Norbert Serrao of the South Hilo Patrol Division at (808) 961-8112 or e-mail him at Norbert.serrao@hawaiicounty.gov.

Anyone with information can also call police at the non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311. Those wishing to provide information anonymously are asked to call Crime Stoppers islandwide at (808)  961-8300, and you may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00.