Kirkland Police are searching for a man who raped an 80-year-old woman in her home.

Police say on Oct. 25 at about 11:25 a.m., the woman was walking to her home in the 9500 block of NE 128th Street, after getting off a Metro bus a few blocks away.

As she entered her home and turned to close the door, she saw a black male swiftly approaching her. Suspecting he was a salesman, she quickly tried to close the door but the suspect pushed it open and shoved the victim to the floor.

He put his hand over her mouth and began to strangle her. The victim believed the suspect was trying to strangle her to the point where she would pass out. She fought with the suspect as he pulled her clothing off.

The suspect talked with the victim during the assault and appeared to indicate that he is currently homeless and had recently ended a four-year relationship.

The suspect is believed to have suffered a bite mark on one of his hands from the victim.

The suspect is described as a dark-skinned black male, 5' 7 to 5' 9 tall with a medium build in his early 20's with a long skinny face, wearing a cap, similar to a stocking cap with a short bill (not a baseball cap).

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Dave Quiggle, Kirkland Police Department at 425-587-3507 or

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