Detectives investigating rape and assault work to identify female

Spokane Valley Sexual Assault Unit Detectives learned that Michael Rush, who is accused of raping and assaulting a Cenex Zip Trip employee, had arrived at the store several hours before the incident, before returning and committing the assault.

Investigators are trying to identify the female in the pictures to make sure she is not injured. Surveillance video shows the female arriving with Rush in a black 1998 Honda Accord around 1 a.m. on January 13, just hours before the crime.

If you can help identify the female, you are asked to contact Detective Rob Satake at 509-477-6319.