The Marco Island Police Department released the following on Thursday: “The Marco Island Police Department has received a fairly steady stream of inquiries regarding the battery of an adult female resident which occurred just prior to midnight on Oct. 1.
“The nature of the significant majority of inquires has been to obtain information to dispel rumors they have heard in the community. The policy of the Police Department is to publish information of critical public concern as soon as practical and possible. Between the date and time the incident was reported and the time of the first news release, multiple detectives were investigating the circumstances, with support from the patrol and Information technology sections of the agency. “When sufficient information had been developed the first news release was sent. A news release was published by the Department on the 11th of October with as much information and detail that could be disclosed at that time as gleaned from the victim and from our broadening investigative effort. There are unusual attributes to the case and great care is being exercised to balance the public’s need to know with the victim’s right to privacy.”
The most recent suspect information that has been developed is as follows:
1. Male, dark hair, 18-20 years of age, light shirt, dark slacks or shorts, riding a bicycle with possibly a basket attached to the front handlebars.
2. Male, dark hair, 18-20 years of age, light shirt, dark shorts, riding a cruiser
Both subjects were last seen in the area of 1300 San Marco Road. The department is asking anyone who may have been in the area of the reported location of the attack on the night of the incident to please assist us with any information that they may have. Contact Detective Ed Stenzel with any information at (239) 389-5050.