Police say they know the identity of the man who choked and raped a 22-year-old woman near a Center City bus stop Sunday and ran away, leaving his pants behind.
A local and federal manhunt is on for Alberto Isaac Navarrete Suarez -- wanted for rape and attempted murder, police say.
Suarez, who ran away from the crime scene in his underwear, left a pair of pants with a fake ID in the pocket. Though the Mexican ID had a different name and finger print identification, police were able to identify Suarez’ true identity by leads that came from the finger print belonging to a man deported several years ago, according to officials.
Philadelphia Police and the FBI have issued local and federal arrest warrants for Suarez.
The 22-year-old victim was standing at a SEPTA bus stop at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday when Suarez grabbed her and dragged her toward the Ridge Avenue Spur station of the Broad Street Subway.
Less than a block away from Philadelphia Police headquarters, Suarez violently choked and raped the woman, police say.
Witnesses heard the woman’s screams and called 911. A surveillance video from the scene at 8th and Race streets shows Suarez running in only boxer shorts, a T-shirt and work boots.
The woman sustained serious injuries and is still in recovery. Police believe that Suarez would have killed her if it wasn’t for the people who called 911.