Police search for MU campus rape suspect

3 years 1 month 2 weeks ago Friday, May 29 2015 May 29, 2015 Friday, May 29, 2015 1:27:00 PM CDT May 29, 2015 in News
By: James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Prodcuer

COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri Police Department said Friday it was trying to locate the suspect of a rape on the MU campus.

Police said they responded to a report of a sex offense at 2:34 a.m. near University Hall. A female victim said she walked to the area where the rape occured with a male subject whom she met in downtown Columbia. She said she struggled with the subject and he fled the scene.

Police said the suspect was a black male, 5' 8" to 6' tall, who spoke French or Portugese with a strong accent.

Anyone with information was asked to call Detective Sam Easley at (573) 884-3721 or CrimeStoppers at (573) 875-TIPS (8477). Police were offering a reward of up to $1,500 if information leads to an arrest.

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