The victim was treated for her injuries at a hospital and released. The suspect is not known to her.
Investigators are continuing to work the case.
PREVIOUSLY RELEASED INFORMATION 3.28.22
At 11:27 a.m., on March 28, Eugene Police received a call after a woman walking her dog in the area Arthur Street and W. 15th Court was splashed with an unknown acid substance and burned. She sustained injuries and has been transported to the hospital for treatment. The dog was also possibly burned by the substance and taken to an emergency veterinarian’s office for evaluation.
Based on the investigation thus far it is believed this assault could be related to the victim’s ethnicity and is being investigated accordingly.
The unknown suspect fled on foot, west toward the canal, and is described as a white male, age 17-20, with dirty blond hair and last seen wearing a black surgical face mask, jeans, black boots and black hoodie.
Police are seeking any relevant tips and especially any home security or vehicle cam footage that may help investigators. Please call 541.682.5569, Detective Glenn Gilhuber, and refer to case 22-04892.