San Marcos police are asking for help from the public as they work to identify three men believed to have kidnapped a woman and her 4-year-old child, and sexually assaulted the woman.

On Monday, police released composite sketches of the suspects, pictured here, developed with the assistance of the Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas Rangers.

“It has taken us time to work with the victim as she recovered from injuries and this traumatic incident and the DPS forensic artist to complete these composite sketches,” San Marcos Police Commander Penny Dunn said.

The kidnapping happened on Nov. 6. The woman told investigators she was driving on McKie Street near the I-35 access road, when her vehicle was rear-ended by another vehicle.

Police said when the woman got out to check for damage, two men covered her head and forced her into the back seat of her vehicle. A third man followed.

The woman told police she was sexually assaulted, strangled, and eventually lost consciousness. Police said she and her child were later left in their vehicle on the side of a road outside of San Marcos.

When the woman regained consciousness, she was disoriented but was able to return to her home to call police. The woman was taken to an area hospital for treatment. According to police, her child was not physically harmed.

Investigators have been following numerous leads and tips on the case. They said they hope the release of the composite drawings will help the case by developing further tips on the suspects.

Police have also released descriptions of the suspects:

  • Suspect 1 - Hispanic male, possible nickname “Dago”,  late 30s to early 40s, medium olive complexion, 6' tall, stocky build, shaved or bald head, dark eyes, small goatee, possible diamond stud earring in left ear, tattoos of crosses on left and right forearms, wearing white shirt with blue trim and blue jeans.
  • Suspect 2 - Hispanic male, possible nickname “Chico”, 18-20 years old, light olive complexion, 5’8” to 5’10” tall, thin build, closely cropped black hair, dark eyes with long eyelashes, slightly protruding ears, possible diamond stud earring in left ear, tattoo of cursive writing at base of neck, wearing loose fitting white t-shirt and blue jeans.
  • Suspect 3 - Hispanic male, late 30s, dark olive complexion, 5’6” to 5’7” tall, medium build, thick arched eyebrows, slight acne scars, hair styled into a “faux-hawk,” wearing gray t-shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone who recognizes these men is urged to call San Marcos Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division at (512) 753-2300 or Crime Stoppers at (512) 353-TIPS or 800-324-8477.