The girl, who understandably wished to remain anonymous, said that she was walking to her home on Monday night, August 17 on S. Craig St. when she heard a truck coming up from behind her. The truck passed her, made the block and then pulled alongside her as she walked. A man flung open the door and grabbed the girl’s arm attempting to force her into the truck. The girl fought off the attacker, using a knife that she had in her pocket, and was able to escape having her shirt ripped in the process.
The girl said the truck followed her but she was able to elude him by jumping across ditches and running towards her house. She said once she got to a corner which was well lit by a street light, the truck went the other way.
The girl said that she specifically recalled the description of the truck because she remembered if from the first time it passed her on the street.
The girl did not immediately report the incident but after Guillory’s body was found she decided to speak out in case the man who tried to attack her was the serial killer.
Jennings City Police reported Friday morning that both they and the Multi-Agency Investigative Team (MAIT) were looking into the incident.
It was unknown why it took a week for the incident to be reported to the media.