Local woman tries to solve assault mystery
TIGARD, Ore. -- "B" said she was coming home from work on Thursday night, traveling from her job at a grocery store to her home in Tigard.
The last thing she remembers, she said, is getting off the Max train at Lloyd Center Thursday night at about 10:00 pm, and starting to walk toward the next stop. There was construction, and everyone had to get off.
The next morning, she awoke under the Morrison Street bridge, paramedics at her side. They told her a stranger saw her having convulsions and called for help.
"I remember looking down and I seen blood on my shirt. I had no recollection of why or where or who. I didn't even know why they were talking to me," said "B." "I couldn't even remember my name."
She had a wound on her forehead, a black eye, and a bruise on her arm, as if someone had grabbed her.
"And that's when I noticed my bra, my bra was ripped," said "B."
"I don't know how I got the wound on my head. I don't remember being attacked," she said, and began to sob.
She said her fears were confirmed at the hospital, when she found further evidence of sexual assault.
She wonders if she had been drugged.
"I don't know if it was an attacker or if I was attacked by several people," said "B." "It's shocking. It's hurtful. It's disturbing. It's traumatizing."
Portland police said they are investigating.
"B" said she will get test results back from the hospital next week, to see if someone may have given her a drug like Rohypnol.
She said she hopes someone will have seen something at the Lloyd Center Max stop Thursday night around 10:00 or 11:00 pm, or somewhere else along the route between that time and the next morning, when she was found under the Morrison Street bridge.
"No one deserves this. No one deserves to not know what happened," said "B." "There's somebody out there that seen or heard something that could tell whatever they saw."