She was walking along the beach, in the 2400 block of Whaler Court at 2 a.m. Saturday morning, when a man approached her.
According to police spokesperson Adam Berstein, the two exchanged words, then the suspect cut her throat and ran away.
The victim was taken to an area hospital. She is
expected to be okay.
However, some of the victim's neighbors said they enjoyed living along Cape Henry Beach until this incident. Carrick printed up a flyer to circulate in the neighborhood about the attack.
With the flyer, Carrick hopes residents will be careful. "Do not go down to the beach alone at night," he said. According to Carrick, people go down to the beach 24 hours a day.
His wife, Bernadette Carrick called the crime "absolutely outrageous."
Police said the suspect is still on the run.
If you have any information about this crime that could help police, call the Crime Line at 1-888-Lock-U-Up.