Safeway employee recovers from assault with acid

Donations are accepted at Riverview Community Bank

A fund has been set up to help a woman who was recently assaulted with a noxious liquid.

Bethany Storro is an employee at the Safeway grocery store in Washougal. She told police she was walking on Aug. 30, at approximately 7:15 p.m., in the area of Eighth and Columbia streets in downtown Vancouver.

Storro, 28, said an unknown woman engaged her in a brief conversation and then threw the contents of a cup into her face. The acid in the cup caused burns to Storro’s face.

According to a press release, Storro was released from the Oregon Burn Center at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland on Sunday afternoon.

Donations can be made to the Bethany Joy Storro fund at Riverview Community Bank. Area branches include 700 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas; and 3307 Evergreen Blvd., Washougal. For more information about making donations, call the Washougal branch at 835-2127.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect or who was in the vicinity of the attack is asked to contact Vancouver Police Det. Wally Stefan at 487-7425.

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