Fayetteville Police hope new technology helps catch 'Ramsey Street Rapist'

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Thursday, December 15, 2016
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Fayetteville PD hopes new technology will help catch the Ramsey Street Rapist.

FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina (WTVD) -- Four DNA composites created by Parabon Nanolabs used suspect DNA to show what the "Ramsey Street Rapist" might look like now.

The Fayetteville Police Department's Cold Case Sexual Assault Unit is hopeful that the suspect may be recognized and brought to justice.

Between March 2006 and January 2008, the Fayetteville Police Department investigated a series of six rapes that occurred in the North Fayetteville/Ramsey Street area and have remained unsolved.

These rapes were committed by a suspect who was dubbed the "Ramsey Street Rapist."

DNA belonging to the unknown suspect was recovered at three of the crime scenes and has been uploaded to Combined DNA Index System (CODIS), but there have been no database matches to a particular person.

but the FPD did receive a case-to-case match in connection with a March 2004 peeping tom incident which occurred in Harnett County, about 15 minutes from the North Fayetteville area.

During the investigations from 2006-2008, the Ramsey Street Rapist was described as follows:

Race/Sex: White Male

Age: 20 - mid 30s (now late 20s-mid 40s)

Height: 5'9"-6'3"

Weight: 165-230 pounds

Build: Thin to Average

Hair: Short Black or Dark Brown,

Facial Hair: The suspect was described in all but one investigation as having some sort of facial hair - either a goatee or mustache

Speech: Southern Accent

Smells: Musky breath, Body odor, Smelled like machinery oil (mechanic-like smell)

Clothing: Wore various hoody-type shirts during five of the six rapes including a dark-colored pull-over hooded style sweatshirt with Orange County Choppers logo on the front and a Navy Blue or Dark Green hoody sweatshirt with Notre Dame written across the chest.

Anyone with information regarding the unsolved rapes or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Lieutenant John Somerindyke with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 433-1851 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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