FBI joins hunt for serial rapist in Ohio
The FBI report they have joined Cleveland Police in Ohio in their hunt for a serial rapist, allegedly linked to four rapes and a homicide dating back to 1996. On Tuesday, FBI Special Agent Vicki D. Anderson said, “We’re just hoping by reaching out to the media we can reach more people, and someone will recognize this guy. Anderson said forensic evidence links the man, who remains unidentified, to four rape victims, one of whom he killed. “Obviously we don’t want this guy out there making more victims,” she said.
According to an FBI statement, the serial rapist’s first know attack occurred in May 1996 when authorities say he allegedly abducted, raped, and shot a woman, who survived the attack. In February 1997, investigators said they discovered a woman’s body in a secluded parking lot underneath a truck. In June of 1998, the same man raped another woman at knifepoint as she walked home in Cleveland. He allegedly raped again in December 2010. The suspect is described as an African-American male in his late 30s or early 40s, who is about 5 feet 8 inches tall, and 150 pounds. The FBI is offering a reward of $10,000 for information that will lead to his arrest and prosecution, and asking the public to call 1-800-CALL-FBI or the Cleveland Police Department at 216-623-5630.