It’s been just over three months since a Marion County woman was stabbed multiple times at her home near Powell’s Crossroads, and local authorities are still searching for information on the suspect in the horrible attack.
Marion County Sheriff Bo Burnett told the Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/MFxvEl) that the search for the nameless suspect continues, however investigators have no new leads in the case.
“It’s just like nothing ever happened,” Burnett said. The sheriff said detectives want people around the area to take a look at a composite drawing released back in April to see if it jogs a memory.
The victim, a 34-year-old woman, was stabbed repeatedly by a man who approached her at her home off Alvin York Highway just North of Powell’s Crossroads.
Lead detective, Gene Hargis, says the suspect told the victim he was with Jehovah’s Witness and was talking “religious jargon.” The victim told him that she wasn’t interested and attempted to shut the door to the home, that’s when he kicked the door and attacked her.
The woman was able to call 911 after the man left.
She suffered stab wounds to the abdomen, groin, chest and face, and the weapon — a 6-inch long steak knife — remained embedded in her body when she airlifted to Chattanooga by LifeForce for treatment.
Detectives say they haven’t received a phone call on the case in the last four weeks.
The suspect is described as a dark-haired with a dark complexion, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing around 200 pounds. He is also believed to have a scruffy beard and bad teeth…and was last seen around 2pm CDT on April 13th — the day of the attack — wearing a dark shirt, khaki pants and a red baseball cap.
Anyone with information about the suspect is encouraged to call Marion County detectives at (423)942-2525.
Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press