Roseville man attacked in park has died, suspect a mystery

Ismail Jama, a Roseville, Minn. man who was violently attacked near the Autumn Grove Park tennis courts, has died. Jama, 28, was assaulted sometime after 5 p.m. on Dec. 22, then left in a ditch for an estimated 36 hours.

What police know

Arrival at the park: Ismail Jama drove to Autumn Grove Park sometime on Monday, Dec. 22 between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 10:50 p.m.

Attack: Evidence suggests Jama exited and locked his Sonata, then entered the park where he was assaulted near the tennis courts.

Discovery: At approximately 11:23 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 24, a resident of the Autumn Grove Park neighborhood was in the park with his family when he found Jama lying in a drainage ditch and not moving. The resident immediately called police for help.

Victim's car: Investigators found Jama's 2013 Hyundai Sonata parked and unoccupied near the Autumn Grove Park entrance.

How you can help

Roseville police are following a few leads, but need help in determining who is responsible for assaulting Ismail Jama. If you have information about Jama's assault, please call Crime Stoppers of Minnesota at 1-800-222- 8477. You may remain anonymous and your tips could lead to a cash reward.

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