Fayetteville Police release suspect sketch in rape case

Sketch of the rape suspect. (Fayetteville Police Department)

Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department's Special Victim's Unit have obtained a composite sketch, based on information provided by the victim, of the suspect involved in the sexual assault that occurred April 11 in the area of Cain Road near Pamalee Drive.

A woman told police she was walking on the sidewalk along Cain Road when a man approached her from behind, pulled her to the ground, and sexually assaulted her.

She described her assailant as black, tall with a thick build and callouses on his hands. He was wearing a black shirt, and the woman told officers the suspect had strong body odor and the smell of alcohol about him.

The victim also provided details about the man's vehicle.

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It was described as a dark green van with no back seats and a metal back floor, with no carpet.

She said there was food and trash on the dash board, trash in the back of the van and a black comforter on the floor

She also noticed a black pine tree air freshener hanging from the rear-view mirror.

Anyone with information regarding the sexual assault or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Detective Caldwell with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 366-5853 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers information can also be submitted online by completing the anonymous online tip sheet or by text-a-tip on your mobile device by sending a message to 274637 (in the text box type "4Tip" followed by your message).

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