Investigation – Questions linger about rape on Emory campus

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 14, 2014
Photo from the Emory University Police website.

Photo from the Emory University Police website.

The attack occurred late on a Tuesday evening in Emory Village.

An Emory University student reported that at 11:15 pm, a man raped her in the woods between Dowman Drive and Oxford Road near the Emory Village traffic circle.

It’s a popular area with students. The attack occurred on Feb. 11. Emory University had closed its doors that day due to inclement weather. A report that aired this evening on WSB-TV said there was a security camera positioned near the scene of the attack.

Was there any footage of the suspect or the assault?

Have there been other reports of sexual assaults on the Emory campus or elsewhere in Atlanta similar to this one?

Do the police have any suspects?

Are other agencies involved in the investigation?

Emory spokeswoman Beverly Clark said that police will release the official report of the incident sometime this weekend and said the investigation is ongoing. Clark said there are no other agencies involved in the investigation. She said Emory police are sharing information about the attacker with other agencies in the metro area, which is standard procedure.

“Emory Police are actively investigating the case and are increasing their visibility around campus,” Clark said.

The attacker is described as a white male in his late 50s, 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a reddish or brown beard, wearing a brown or green beanie cap, a tan or brown jacket, dark blue jeans and brown boots. The suspect was last seen running toward Emory Village.

Clark urged anyone with any information to call the Emory Police Department at 404-727-6111.

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