Police in Edson are investigating an assault on a woman that occurred outside her residence early this morning.
The incident occurred on December 28th, 2017 between the hours of 12:30 AM and 2:00 AM in the 900 block of 52nd Street when the victim went out to her vehicle. The victim is believed to have been attacked from behind by one or two persons who then dragged her a short distance to a secluded area where the attack continued until she was unconscious.
Edson RCMP are investigating with the assistance of the Forensic Identification Section (FIS) and Police Dog Services (PDS). At this time the motive for the attack is unknown. The victim received minor injuries and was treated at hospital before being released later this morning.
“We are following up on the evidence and leads we have obtained thus far,” states Constable Chad Hollinger of the Edson RCMP Detachment. “However, we are hopeful that someone may have witnessed activity in the area that may provide another clue in identifying those responsible for this attack.”