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With Esplanade assault unsolved, State Police increase patrols along Charles River
By Globe Staff
As State Police continue to search for a suspect in last week's sexual assault on the Charles River Esplanade, troopers have added extra patrols on walkways and jogging paths.
Troopers on all three shifts have been patrolling the park on foot, in cruisers, and on motorcycles and bicycles, according to a statement issued today by State Police. Investigators from Troop H "will devote a considerable amount of their time and resources in and around the Esplanade area," the statement says.
On Saturday night between 11 and 11:15 p.m., a woman jogging alone along the esplanade was attacked, police said. Authorities have described the suspect as a black male, in his early to mid-20s, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, 180 pounds, with a "chubby" build and shaved head. He was wearing a dark shirt and dark shorts.
Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call State Police at (617) 727-4812.