Emory assault – Police have video footage

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 25, 2014
A sketch of the suspect in the Feb. 11 rape of an Emory University student.

A sketch of the suspect in the Feb. 11 rape of an Emory University student.

DeKalb Police Capt. Steven Fore told Decaturish.com that investigators have video footage that may shed new light on the Feb. 11 rape of an Emory University student.

As first reported by WSB-TV, there was a security camera near the location of the attack. DeKalb Police believe the Feb. 11 incident may be connected with three open cases of attempted sexual assault around the Emory campus.

Fore wouldn’t say if the footage came from that particular camera, but did confirm the police have video evidence.

“We do have some video footage that we obtained from security on one of the attacks,” he said. “You can’t really identify the person from the video. They’re working on trying to enhance that.”

All of the crimes happened within a one mile radius of each other along the Emory corridor, Fore said.

So far the only image of the suspect has been a composite sketch. Fore said the department hasn’t identified any specific individuals as suspects at this time.

The suspect in the Emory attack is described as a white male in his late 50s, 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a reddish or brown beard, wearing a brown or green beanie cap, a tan or brown jacket, dark blue jeans and brown boots. The suspect was last seen running toward Emory Village.

Anyone with information about the suspect or anyone who may have been a victim should contact the DeKalb County Police Department’s Special Victims Unit at (770) 724-6111 or Emory Police at (404) 727-6111.

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