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Fayetteville police investigate report of rape near Linear Park

Posted November 25, 2016

— Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department’s Special Victims Unit are investigating a rape reported Friday. The victim told police she was raped on Nov. 12 around 3 p.m. in Linear Park.

According to the preliminary investigation, the victim was walking on the Linear Park Trail when she was attacked and raped by an unknown suspect.

The suspect was described a male in his mid to late 30s, approximately 6 feet tall, with a medium build and a light to medium skin complexion. The suspect was described as having a deep voice, a scar on his nose. He was clean shaven with a short hair style.

Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect and are asking anyone with information to contact them.

Anyone with information regarding the rape investigation or the suspect’s identity should contact Detective R. DeShields with the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-580-3016 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.


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