UPDATE: WOMAN STABBED IN SEX ASSAULT

Investigators with the VPD Sex Crimes Unit are now releasing a composite sketch of the man who allegedly stabbed and sexually assaulted a 35-year-old woman.

Just prior to midnight on Saturday, October 25th, the woman was walking in the east lane of Joyce Street near Archimedes when she was approached by a man in a minivan. He dragged her inside, drove to an area near East 45th Avenue and Rupert Street and attacked her.

The suspect is described as Middle-Eastern, in his mid-to late-40s, approximately 6′-6’2″ tall, 250 lbs., with a heavy solid build. He has an olive skin tone, spoke with an accent and was balding with a short, shaved black fringe of hair around the sides and back of his head.

The vehicle he was driving is described as an older model dark bluish-green coloured minivan with a sliding door on the passenger side and dark tinted windows along the sides.

Anyone with any information regarding the identity of this suspect or whereabouts of the vehicle is asked to contact the Vancouver Police Sex Crimes Unit at (604) 717-0601 or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477.