Deputies Seek Witnesses to Rossmoor Stabbing

Authorities are going door to door, looking for anyone else who might have witnessed the Tuesday night attack on a Rossmoor jogger, according to a Sheriff's spokesman.

In their hunt for a suspect in Tuesday night's Rossmoor stabbing attack, authorities are asking any other witnesses to come forward.

At 9:11 p.m., a 28-year-old woman suffered three stab wounds inflicted by a man who attacked her while she was jogging in the upscale community , according to Jim Amormino, Orange County Sheriff'es Department spokesman. 

The woman, a Rossmoor resident, was released from Los Alamitos Medical Center late Tuesday night or early Tuesday morning in stable condition, Amormino said. 

“Every available investigator is on the case,” said Jim Amormino Orange County Sheriff’s Department spokesman. “We’re going to door-to-door trying to locate any additional witnesses.”

Officials are still searching for the suspect. Originally, deputies thought there might be a composite sketh

“Nobodies in custody,” Amormino said. “Hopefully, they will be, but no one’s caught right now.”

According to Amormino, the woman was grabbed from behind and stabbed at 9:11 p.m. Tuesday while she jogged on Bostonian Drive

Though hurt, the woman knocked the knife out of the assailant's hand, but he managed to knock her down and stabbed her two more times, Amormino said, adding that the victim was stabbed in the face, arm and hand, suffering non- life-threatening wounds.

Hearing the woman's screams, a resident of the upscale community rushed outside, and the assailant fled on a BMX bicycle, Amormino said. 

Amormino said the assailant was a thin Latino man in his early 20s,
about 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9, wearing dark clothing and a baseball cap.

Originally, officers had hoped the vicitim would be able to help them create a sketch of the man but, Amormino said, "she was not able to provide any specific details."

It's unclear what motivated the attack, Amormino said. 

"He made no attempt to sexually assault her," Amormino said, "and he didn't say one word. She said he looked angry."

Robbery appears unlikely, as well, since most joggers would not have money on them, Amormino said.

Amormino said because the attacker's intentions have not been determined, the victim’s name has not been released.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call (866) TIP-OCSD or (714) 628-7170.

--City News Service contributed to this story.

enea ostrich October 24, 2012 at 09:42 PM
God bless this woman. Not only did she do the right thing by knocking that knife out of his hand, she reported it and I truly hope there are witnesses that come forward, for this is important to not only her safety, but to all the community.
Kevin55555 October 25, 2012 at 01:38 PM
Enea ostrich's comment, my momma said stupid is stupid does.
vonwolfie October 26, 2012 at 07:00 AM
The crime is so bad in rossmoor, after 18 years, I finally moved to Long Beach, to get away from all the crack head's, alcoholics, and nosy old biddy neighbors high on anti-psychotic medications, that populate that terrible excuse for a community. (I'll keep the house(S) as rentals though, and move in some nice neighbors for you folks.) You're Welcome.
Kevin Willis October 27, 2012 at 04:41 PM
Vonwolfie, nobody cares how many house(s) you have. My suggestion is to go ahead and sell your house(s) and go buy yourself a shotgun and blow your brains out. That way we don't have to hear your self conceded story's.
enea ostrich November 01, 2012 at 08:23 PM
There is crime everywhere, period. That's life. Who says one place is safer than another? Oh really??? I have worked in Long Beach several years and at many different places of the city--it never is safe, believe me. That's not saying it isn't a nice place- it is. Reality is every neighborhood has it's issues and Rossmoor or surrounding areas are no different. As for Mr. Willis here, your comments to me are deemed inappropriate--what is your point?? Are you that miserable you have no opinion of your own that you can include in this conversation? Do you or do you not live in this area? If you don't, then refrain from your disgusting comments please. Those who are profound and actually have something to say on the subject are here--you are inappropriate, frankly.


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