- Associated Press - Friday, June 26, 2015

AVON, Conn. (AP) - Police are looking for clues after a woman told them she was sexually assaulted while running on a popular trail near Hartford.

Police say the victim was running on the Rails to Trails path in Avon around noon Thursday when a man grabbed her from behind. She says he dragged her off the path and sexually assaulted her.

Investigators say the man has a goatee and stands about 5 feet 6 inches tall. Police say he was wearing sunglasses, a black shirt, a reflective vest and a baseball cap.

Authorities have not identified a suspect.

Avon police are increasing patrol officers along the trail and the surrounding area to protect residents.

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