Authorities searching for man involved in ‘unprovoked’ attack of 67-year-old woman

OCEANSIDE (KUSI) – Authorities asked the public Thursday to help in identifying a man responsible for an apparently unprovoked attack that seriously injured a 67-year-old woman on a North County beach. 

According to Police Lt. Aaron Doyle, the assault was reported Tuesday around 7 p.m. near Oceanside Pier. The victim was found unconscious with severe injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

Preliminary evidence suggests that the assailant, described as a black man in his 20s or early 30s with long dreadlocks, attacked the woman "for no apparent reason,” according to Doyle.

Investigators believe some witnesses to the attack may not have come forward.

Authorities asked anyone with information about the crime to call Detective Mark LaVake at (760) 435-4872.

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