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UK Police Seek Suspect

Contact: Kathy Johnson or Mary Margaret Colliver

 

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The suspect is described as of foreign descent, possibly Hispanic, 5’ 10” to 5’ 11”, and approximately 180 pounds. He had short, dark brown hair that was longer on top and was wearing a long sleeve black shirt, a link-type necklace that is possibly gold, and long black pants. The suspect reportedly spoke in a foreign language that the victim did not understand. Police also say he could have puncture-like injuries to his face.

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June 19, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- University of Kentucky Police have issued a “safety alert” for a suspect in a rape reported on the UK campus Wednesday, June 18.

Police say the victim, a UK student not attending classes, but visiting a friend on campus, reported the rape occurred at approximately 3 a.m. Wednesday in a parking lot behind Kirwan Tower on the south side of campus. The victim stated an unknown man approached her from behind while she was getting into her car, dragged her into a nearby area of trees and forcibly raped her.

The suspect is described as of foreign descent, possibly Hispanic, 5’ 10” to 5’ 11”, and approximately 180 pounds. He had short, dark brown hair that was longer on top and was wearing a long sleeve black shirt, a link-type necklace that is possibly gold, and long black pants. The suspect reportedly spoke in a foreign language that the victim did not understand. Police also say he could have puncture-like injuries to his face.

“Safety Alert” flyers with the description and sketch of the suspect have been distributed in the residence halls that are open on UK’s campus. The flyers also provide safety precaution information and a notice that UK Police and Lexington Police have increased patrols in the campus area.

Anyone with information is asked to call UK Police at (859) 257-1616


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