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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The investigation is continuing into the weekend sexual assault in Schoolcraft County of a downstate Battle Creek native who was rowing around the shore of Lake Michigan for charity.
27-year-old Jenn Gibbons was assaulted early Sunday morning south of Gulliver. Gibbons, who currently lives in Chicago, was rowing by day and then pulling her boat up on shore or into a port to sleep in it at night. Her goal was to travel 1500 miles and raise 150-thousand dollars for breast cancer survivors.
Gibbons, a 2003 graduate of Lakeview High School in Battle Creek, said in a post on her website that she will resume her trip next week with additional security and precautions. Her organization, R.O.W. “Recovery on Water” assists breast cancer patients in their recovery. She had raised about 80-thousand dollars.
State Police are continuing to look for the public’s helps in finding the suspect in the this case.
The suspect is described as a white male in his 30′s, and about 5′ 8″ to six feet tall. He has light eyes, short hair and an athletic build and was reported to be wearing a grayish green t-shirt, jean shorts and tennis shoes.
Police believe the suspect had traveled a long distance to commit the assault. Police are also looking for information about a yellow Jeep Wrangler that was seen in the area. The Jeep reportedly had a spare tire with a smiley face cover on the back.
Anyone with any information related to the case is asked to call their nearest Michigan State Police post.
News Story Source: Great Lakes Radio News – Trusted Upper Michigan & U.P. News for Northern Michigan Since 1997