Woman assaulted, dragged behind house in Cleveland; Police say not connected to Jazmine Trotter

Three people yelled at suspect who fled

CLEVELAND - A woman was attacked and dragged behind an abandoned Cleveland house, and now police are looking for three people who stopped the assault.

Cleveland police said the woman was walking to work in the 2900 block of East 116th Street at about 5:30 a.m. on Saturday when a man approached her from behind. The 20-year-old woman said he pulled her behind a house, attacked her and tried to take off her clothes.

Two men and a woman driving by broke up the attack by yelling at the man, police said. The suspect fled and the witnesses left before officers arrived.

"Although, the Jasmine Trotter incident and this one do have some similarities there is no evidence at this time linking the two incidents," Cleveland police said.

Trotter, 20, was found dead under the porch of an abandoned house in the 3900 block of East 93rd Street on March 24. Days later, the remains of 45-year-old Christine Marie Malone were discovered by a group of kinds on Bessemer Avenue near East 93rd Street. Both cases are still under investigation.

Police are asking the three Good Samaritans who came to the woman's aid on Saturday to contact them at 216-623-5630. The suspect is wanted for kidnapping and gross sexual imposition.

Officers are also advising residents to be aware of their surroundings when walking alone before daylight or after dark. Notify friends or family of your intended destination and whereabouts, and reported anything suspicious to police.

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