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Snoqualmie police still working on Jay Berry’s late night assault
The investigation of a stabbing and sexual assault on a North Bend woman earlier this year is ongoing, Snoqualmie Police say.
“Investigators are still actively working on leads related to the incident at Jay Berry’s,” said Snoqualmie Police Captain Nick Almquist. Police would not offer additional details, to avoid any risk to the investigation of the case.
The incident was reported shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday, March 9, and triggered a joint investigation of the Snoqualmie Police Department, which had just begun covering North Bend two days earlier, and the Major Crimes Task Force. The victim was found raped, with her feet and wrists duct-taped, and a stab wound in her chest.
She was taken to Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Bellevue for treatment of her injuries.
According to police reports, the victim had closed up for the night at Jay Berry’s, and left the restaurant by the back door when a man forced her back inside. Police arrested a suspect on March 11, but his DNA did not match samples from the crime scene, so he was cleared and released.
Police believe the attack was not random, and that the attacker knew about closing procedures at the business. Anyone with information about this crime should report it to the police, (425) 888-3333.