Eugene police seek tips in repeat acid attacks, other violence directed at woman

By Brian Bull (KLCC)
June 30, 2022 5:27 p.m.

Tuesday morning, a 26-year-old Eugene woman was attacked with acid, for the second time in three months. Now, police are asking for help in finding the suspect.

The Eugene Police Department said the incident began with the woman opening her door around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, after which an unknown suspect threw acid on her. She was treated at a hospital for chemical burns.

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The first acid attack was on March 28, when the same victim was walking her dog. A man threw a cup of acid on her. She was hospitalized with burns then as well.

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The suspect is described as white man between 17 and 20, with dirty blond hair, black clothes, a face mask and possibly freckles.

As horrific as these attacks are, they are just part of the woman’s ordeal. On April 26, she called 911 to report a stranger trying to open the door to her home.

Then on June 19, she called 911 to report that a man broke in, poured a chemical on her and ignited it. And last November, she reported a stranger hurled glass shards at her while walking her dog, causing cuts and minor injuries.

During two incidents, the victim, who identifies as Native American, says the man made statements about her ethnicity. And all incidents happened in the area of West 15th Court and Arthur Street in West Eugene.

All incidents are under EPD investigation. Tips can be called in to 541-682-5569, to the attention of Detective Glenn Gilhuber. Refer to case 22-04892 or 22-09739.

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