Woman Ambushed, Attacked Near Area Where Jogger's Body Found
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- A woman walking her dog was ambushed and attacked by a man hiding in some bushes not far from where a slain jogger's body was found last month.
Investigators said the fourth attack on a woman in the same area of east Orange County involved a 25-year-old deaf woman Monday night.
The woman was walking on Goldenrod Road near Toledo Street when a man jumped out of the bushes.
The man attacked and attempted to drag her into the bushes until she was able to free herself.
"She began to run away and he ripped her shirt -- to the point of almost ripping it off her body," Orange County sheriff's Sgt. Rich Mankewich said.
The man then chased the woman for about 600 yards to an apartment complex before the man turned around, the Orange County Sheriff's Office reported.
An extensive search of the area included bloodhounds and an aviation unit but no one was found late Monday.
The attack happened just miles from where someone snatched and killed Nicole Ganguzza, 26, on June 10 while she jogged at Blanchard Park in Orange County. Ganguzza's body was found in a wooded area by a post office near the park.