May 30, 1995 in Nation/World

Woman Thrown From Car After Rape

From Staff And Wire Reports

A woman who was thrown from a moving car in the Spokane Valley on Monday told police she’d been raped and beaten.

Witnesses said the woman was leaning from the passenger’s side of a car and screaming for help just before being thrown out at Fourth and Coleman, according to police spokesman Dick Cottam.

Police were searching for the car, described as a white or yellow Mustang - perhaps a 1975 - with an automatic transmission.

The woman, whose age was not released, was treated at a local hospital, Cottam said.

She apparently got into the car near Libby Junior High School at 2900 E. First, but police didn’t know why. “She’s pretty traumatized,” Cottam said.

The attacker was described as heavyset, probably white in his mid-30s. He wore no shirt and had a tatoo of a marijuana leaf on one arm.

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