Investigators are looking for a man accused of abducting and raping a St. Helena Island woman early Thursday.
Beaufort County sheriff's deputies were called to Tecumseh Lane about 4 a.m. where they met a 29-year-old woman who said she had been raped by an unknown man in the area of Seaside and Ballpark roads.
She was walking home from a friend's house around 3:30 a.m. when a white sedan stopped in front of her, according to a news release.
A passenger got out and pulled her into nearby woods, where he sexually assaulted her and threatened to kill her, Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Sgt. Robin McIntosh said.
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The man then got back in the car and left, while the woman ran home and called 911, McIntosh said.
The suspect was described as black, 6-foot-3, 200 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes, wearing a dark shirt and pants with a hat or do-rag.
McIntosh said the woman was unable to provide a further description of the car or attacker.
"We have no suspect leads at this point other than two black males in a car," she said. She advised people in the area to "use precaution since we haven't identified the suspect."
"Walking late at night alone, I would advise against it in any situation," she added. "Be aware of your surroundings. Walk in groups. Have a cellphone. Let people know where you are."
Anyone with information about the case can contact Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC (274-6372) or text the word TIPSC with a message to CRIMES (274637).
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