Saturday, January 25, 2014

Help Police Catch This Rapist: Cold Case

The case involves an elementary school teacher who told police she was raped at the Frank Tillery Elementary School located at 621 West Elm St. The incident occurred on Sunday, Nov. 9, 1997and remains unsolved.

ROGERS, Ark. —The Rogers Police Department is seeking help from the public on a cold case from 1997.

On Nov. 9, the teacher went to her classroom one Sunday morning to clean up and complete lesson plans. That Sunday, there was a church service being held in the cafeteria of the school with about 250 people, according to the police report released.

The teacher told police that she left her classroom to use the restroom and she was approached by a man disguised in a knit stocking cam and sunglasses carrying a pistol. She told police she was raped by the suspect and he quickly fled the scene.

A police sketch was drawn based on the suspect's description from the victim. Police described the suspect as:
• At the time of the incident, the suspect was believed to be between the ages of 20-30 years old. Now, the suspect would probably be between 37-47 years old.
• The suspect was unshaven and appeared to have reddish blonde facial hair.
• The suspect was described as being between 5’6” and 5’9” tall at the time of the assault.
• The suspect was described as having a “beer belly” but not overweight.
• The suspect was described as having a flat, wide nose.
• The suspect was most likely right handed.

If you have any information, please contact Rogers Police Department at (479) 636-4141.

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