The man reportedly strangled the woman until she lost consciousness and then stole her car. The car was recovered a short distance away, but the suspect remains at large. He is described as a Hispanic male, around 30 years old, medium build, 145 pounds, approximately 5 feet 8 inches, brown eyes, black hair and a mustache. The suspect may have scratch marks on his chin.
Sheriff's Department spokesman Jimmy Lee released a sketch of the suspect Tuesday.
The vehicle believed to be associated with the break-in is a 1980s gold colored Camry.
Any person seeing a person matching that description is urged not to make contact, but instead to contact the Sheriff's Department at 646-2441.