UPDATED: Police release composite sketches of suspects in Falls Church area sexual assault

Fairfax County police have released composite sketches of the suspects in an abduction and sexual assault in the Falls Church area last week.

The incident happened on the 5800 block of Columbia Pike between 11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, and 2 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23, Fairfax County police said in a news release.

Police said a 50-year-old woman went to a restaurant in that area that night and met two men who she left with in a mini-van similar to an older-model Honda Odyssey, headed toward Arlington.

While the three were in the van, the men displayed a handgun and sexually assaulted the woman, police said in the news release.

The suspects then took the victim’s phone and forced her out of the van somewhere along Route 50, near South Manchester Street, police said. The woman flagged down a passerby, who called police.

The victim was taken to an area hospital where she was evaluated and released, police said.

One suspect is described as Hispanic, about 30 years old, 5 feet, 2 inches to 5 feet, 5 inches tall and thin. The second suspect is described as Hispanic, in his early 20s, about 5 feet, 7 inches tall, with an athletic build.

The suspects were described as Hispanic; one was around 30 years old, 5 feet 2 to 5 feet 5 inches tall, with a slim build. The other suspect was in his early 20s, about 5 feet 7 inches tall, with an athletic build.

A police sketch artist worked the the victim to develop the composite sketches released Tuesday.

Detectives ask anyone who knows someone matching the description, has seen the person in their neighborhood or who has any information about the incident to contact police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, email at www.crimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call police at 703-691-2131.

written by InsideNova