Regional
7:06 pm
Sun November 1, 2009

NMSU Police Hope To Solve 2007 Rape

Las Cruces – New Mexico State University police say someone out there knows who raped a woman on campus on Halloween two years ago.

The rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect is now $3,000.

NMSU Deputy Police Chief Stephen Lopez says with some small DNA samples still being tested, the case is far from being closed.

The armed suspect beat and repeatedly raped a female resident of NMSU's Vista del Monte apartments on Halloween 2007. The man was wearing a mask that looked like a human face and medical-style latex gloves.

If DNA evidence produces a profile but no matches are found, Lopez says police will pursue a nationwide "John Doe" warrant so that when the suspect is eventually found, he can be arrested.

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Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News, http://www.lcsun-news.com

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