A man suspected of stabbing a mother and her child near the Wheat Ridge Greenbelt Aug. 22 was still on the loose earlier this week as police urged caution to those who may come across him.
Meanwhile, new details from investigators indicate that the attack was personal.
The 21-year-old female victim was a material witness in a 2007 Wheat Ridge case that involved Marvin Gean Wilson — the Greenbelt stabbing suspect — and the alleged sexual assault of a child, according to Wheat Ridge police Cmdr. Dave Pickett.
“This was never thought to be a random act,” Pickett said.
Pickett said that police are continuing to look into any prior personal relationships the two may have shared, which may help the investigation.
Wilson, 44, had been wanted on two arrest warrants for separate cases, prior to the Greenbelt stabbing, according to Pickett.
One of those was the Wheat Ridge case from six years ago, the other was a case out of Park County, for failing to register as a sex offender.
Police have been trying to track down Wilson since the woman identified him as the one who attacked her in the Greenbelt, a popular recreational area.
The woman told police that as she was walking along a trail near 48th and Otis on the morning of Aug. 22, a man jumped out from behind a bush and stabbed her and her toddler son.
The woman was stabbed in one of her legs and was treated and released at an area hospital. Her son was stabbed in the abdomen and was in stable condition, as of earlier this week.
Pickett said that the mother and child are safe from another potential attack.
“We feel like that situation is under control,” Pickett said, who would not go into details as to whether the victims are receiving police protection.
Officers are asking anyone with information as to Wilson’s whereabouts to contact Wheat Ridge police at 303-237-2220.
Police are urging anyone who may come across Wilson to keep their distance from him and to call 911 instead.