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Fitchburg police release sketch of Capital City Trail attacker

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FITCHBURG (WKOW) -- Authorities released a sketch of a suspect in an attack on a woman along the Capital City Trail Wednesday.

Fitchburg police released the sketch Thursday afternoon.

The suspect is described as a Black male with a thin build, approximately 5’7” to 6’. He was possibly wearing a blue t-shirt and black sweatpants.

Police arrived around 6:30 p.m. and set-up a perimeter to look for the suspect. They did not find him.

The victim was transported to a local hospital and assessed for minor injuries. She reported the male initially asked her for money and then grabbed her. The victim was able to break free and run from the area to call 911. 

Officers remained in the area canvassing businesses and homes for any surveillance video.

If you were on the Capital City Trail in Fitchburg (or the surrounding area) Wednesday evening and saw anyone matching the suspect description, please contact the Fitchburg Police Department. 

You can provide an anonymous tip in a number of ways:

  • Call the Fitchburg Police Tip Line: (608) 270-4321
  • Text “Fitchburg” and your tip to 847411
  • Call Madison Area Crime Stoppers: (608) 266-6014 or visit

JT Cestkowski

Social Media Content Producer/Desk Editor

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