Beaverton police looking for man who strangled, assaulted woman

BEAVERTON, Ore. - Beaverton police are asking for help in locating a man they said is a suspect in an attempted murder and sexual assault.

Police said that officers responded to a call about a sexual assault against a woman, 30, in the area of S.W. Menlo Park in Beaverton on the morning of April 2.

The suspect, identified as Mauricio Beltran-Trejo, 35, forced his way into the victim's apartment, strangled her until she was unconscious and then sexually assaulted her, according to a police press release.

The woman was able to flee the apartment after the assault but police said they could not locate Beltran-Trejo during a search of the area.

Beltran-Trejo is described as a Hispanic male, 5 feet 7 inches tall and approximately 190 pounds, 35 years old with black hair and brown eyes. Police said he is known to frequent the Beaverton and Hillsboro areas and has worked as a janitor and in the nursery industry.

If you have seen or have information about Beltran-Trejo, call the Beaverton Police Department at 503-629-0111.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony. Those with information can remain anonymous.