OAK CREEK CANYON, Ariz. — Authorities say a Tucson woman on vacation in
northern Arizona is recovering after she was sexually assaulted in Oak Creek
Coconino County Sheriff’s officials say the incident occurred Wednesday.
The 52-year-old woman says she was vacationing in Flagstaff.
On her way home to Tucson, she was driving through Sedona and stopped on the
side of South 89A close to the Call of the Canyon day use area to admire the
view of a creek.
Sheriff’s investigators say the woman was approached from behind and physically
assaulted by a man who then fled on foot.
Detectives are trying to determine whether the suspect was armed at the time of
They have a description of the attacker, who is estimated to be in his 40s.