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Police release sketches in attempted abductions

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The suspect in an attempted abduction at Westhill Elementary.
Sketches courtesy of Bothell Police.

abduction suspect Bothell Police have developed two sketches of a suspect who attempted to abduct an 8-to-10-year-old girl on the Westhill Elementary sports field May 12. The suspect is described as a white male, 20-35 years of age, approximately 6', medium build, fit, brown hair, with scruffy looking facial hair. Police suspect the man may live in the greater Bothell area.
   Police are also seeking information in a second attempted abduction at Heritage Christian School May 14. An unknown male walked up to a seventh grade boy, grabbed his arm, and said, "You're coming with me." The boy escaped. The second suspect is described as a 40-year-old white male, graying hair, wearing dark pants and a red dress shirt.
   Anyone who may know the identity of this suspect is asked to call Detective Ed Hopkins at the Bothell Police Department, 487-5564.