Soldotna Woman Attacked in Park, Assailants Not Found

Nicole Reid of Soldotna was viciously attacked last June as she walked through Soldotna Creek Park in broad daylight. She shared her story with yesterday’s meeting of Kenai Peninsula Crime…


Reid: “I was walking down to the park to look down at the Hooligans, because a week prior I was fishing for them, and walking down to the dock, I looked to my left side down a trail and there was a young boy and he wanted me to help him find his father, so I agreed and I went back towards the back of the creek to help him find his dad and I was jumped by two men I’ve never seen before, and they proceeded to attack me in ways that it’s a little hard to describe, and luckily enough, I was able to push the main man who was holding me back into the creek and grab my things and run.”


Reid said she was cut with a 4 inch folding with a brown plastic handle, silver ends, and the word “Alaska” printed on the side. She said she was shocked that no one stopped her as she made her way back to her car, crying, bleeding and dirty…


Reid: “It made me think that some people need to be a lot more aware of things that can happen, because you never know, even though everything’s a bright sunny day, you never know what can happen. That’s what I learned. Being covered in mud up to my hips and all dishevel, no one helped.”


Reid’s story was used as an encouragement for group members to be aware of their surroundings and people who may be in distress.


According to Soldotna Police, the case is technically “inactive,” since all their current leads have been exhausted. Any new tips should be submitted to SPD by calling 262-4455.


For more on that attack, including a description of the two men, read: Soldotna Police Investigating Suspected Sexual Assault.


The Kenai Peninsula Crime group has another meeting planned for September 8.

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