Tulsa Police have an updated profile of a serial rapist stalking the community
Friday, December 16th 2005, 5:28 pm
By: News On 6
Tulsa Police link another attack to a serial rapist - the eighth confirmed attack. Police say the suspect is possibly connected to 12 other similar attacks. And they have a new description of the man, based on a profile from the FBI.
News on 6 reporter Emory Bryan says the newly connected attack happened back in the summer of 2001, and it adds pressure to the effort to find the rapist.
In response - the mayor ordered the Tulsa Police Department to add officers to the case.
â€œWe will keep the Directed Response Team in place for as long as it is necessary, though the scope and the definition of this team may evolve as needed,â€ said Mayor LaFortune. â€œOne of the primary tasks of TPD and the Mayor's office is to be certain our police department is organized to be the most effective within its available resources. The use of focused investigations does just that.â€
Over the last year, the search led to a blanketing of apartment complexes with warnings about the rapist and how he operates. That's led to lots of tips, but still not the one police need. And the FBI has developed a behavioral profile of the rapist - which they believe is more specific than even the composite sketches.
The following is a description of the suspect and his behavior profile as compiled by the Tulsa Police Sex Crimes Unit and the FBI.
- White male mid 20â€™s to mid 30â€™s
- Approximately 5â€™8â€ to 6â€™
- Described as having a stocky possibly muscular build
- Most described his hair as being lighter brown to sandy blonde and most often short or shaven
- Varied facial hair ranging from clean-shaven to goatee, mustache, unshaven and/or a beard
- Often wears a ball cap
- In one attack in 2004, he was seen wearing a yellow Eddie Bauer shirt with white logo lettering on the front. In another attack in 2004, he was wearing a Joeâ€™s Crab Shack tie-dyed shirt.
- This offender has knowledge of the neighborhoods he has struck in and may have spent a considerable amount of time in the areas prior to the assaults.
- Watches women/girls prior to his attacks.
- The watching behavior consists of window peeping, prowling and entering residences.
- He is comfortable in entering and moving about occupied residences while the occupants are sleeping.
- Likely spends a considerable amount of time out between the hours of 11 PM and 6 AM that may or may not be work-related.
- The physical appearance of this offender may be deceiving. All to often the public equates a violent crime with an offender who looks frightening or evil. However, this offender may appear normal, pleasant looking and non-threatening. Others may not perceive him as being dangerous or even suspicious. If he is confronted about his presence or suspicious activity in a neighborhood he may be able to provide a logical, believable explanation.
What Tulsa Police want from the public is for them not to only think of someone based on the composite, but on certain behaviors.
Individuals with tips on this case are encouraged to call Crimestoppers at 596-COPS. They can remain anonymous.