Ann Arbor Police release composite sketch of sexual assault suspect
Update: Ann Arbor Police Detectives investigating the scene Tuesday now believe the suspect is shorter— between 5 feet, 6 inches and 5 feet, 10 inches tall.
Ann Arbor Police have released a composite sketch of the suspect in a sexual assault reported around 12:40 a.m. Monday on South State Street.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 20 years old, with a muscular build. He is about 6 feet, 5 inches tall with brown hair and brown eyes.
According to police, the overnight attack was reported in the 700 block of South State, near Weill Hall on the University of Michigan’s central campus.
An 18-year-old female told authorities she was walking home from a party when a man grabbed her and pulled her into an alley. The woman said she was raped before the man fled northbound on foot. He was wearing a green T-shirt and khaki cargo pants, police said.
Police dispatchers received a call soon after and Ann Arbor Police Lt. Renee Bush said officers were on scene within 90 seconds. The woman was taken to the University of Michigan Hospital.
Detective Lt. Mark St. Amour said police are still interviewing the victim and other people walking in the area at the time. The woman was heading home alone at the time of the attack.
The attack came days after other assaults in Ann Arbor, one in the 900 block of Greenwood Avenue, and another in the 400 block of North Division. Police are seeking other suspects in those incidents.
“From what we can tell, these have been stranger assaults and so it makes it different than if it was an acquaintance or someone they knew,” St. Amour said. “Females should try not to walk alone, especially at nighttime, staying in open areas visible to the public.”
“To have stranger assaults, CSC’s (sexual assaults), is not common for Ann Arbor," he said.
Anyone with information can call the AAPD tip line at (734) 794-6939, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the University of Michigan Department of Public Safety at (734) 763-1131.