A reward is being offered for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect connected to an assault that occurred in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park last week.
At 2:43 p.m. June 8 a 44-year-old woman was sexually assaulted on the Gatlinburg Trail. The victim received multiple stab wounds to the neck, shoulder and hand.
After the assault, she made her way to the Gatlinburg Bypass where she flagged down a passing motorist for assistance. The woman was taken by helicopter to the University of Tennessee Medical Center where she was treated for her injuries. She was released from the hospital Sunday night.
National Park Service Special Agents continued to investigate the case over the weekend and have worked with the victim and a forensic artist to create the sketch of the suspect.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.