Police are still actively investigating a serious assault that occurred at a home in the 200 block of N. Maple Avenue on Monday morning.
The female victim, 43, is expected to survive the attack, which occurred at about 8 a.m., and is cooperating with authorities.
“A single male—black or Hispanic—suspect was believed to have fled the scene on foot and an area canvass search ensued, with additional evidence being located, but no suspect,” explained Capt. Clint Reno of the Excelsior Springs Police Department.
The victim was taken by ambulance to an area hospital, where she was “treated for numerous lacerations to her face and upper torso,” Reno said.
The Kansas City Police Department’s Crime Scene Investigation Unit was called in, under a mutual agreement, to help gather the substantial amount of physical evidence in and around the woman’s residence.
The investigation has continued since, but police are still looking for leads.
“Last night around 5 p.m., investigators served a search warrant at a residence in Excelsior Springs, where a person of interest in this case resides,” Reno added. “No further information is being released.”
No suspect was in custody as of late Tuesday morning, and police were encouraging any members of the public who had any information to contact police.
“We continue to follow evidentiary leads and we have no reason to believe anyone else is in imminent danger,” Reno said. “As with any case such as this, our goal is to apprehend and hold responsible the perpetrator, and to do that as quickly as possible. We want to remind the community that they should be vigilant in the securing of their homes and property, and if they witness suspicious activity in their neighborhoods, they should contact the police.”
The Standard will continue to follow this story and update it as information develops.
By Eric Copeland • firstname.lastname@example.org