On September 8, 2010, at approximately 11:00 am, a 49 year old female victim from Colorado reported that she was attacked and raped near the intersection of North University Avenue and I-10. According to the victim, she was hitch-hiking on the west bound on ramp of I-10, when a black truck stopped near her location. The male suspect exited the truck and began approaching the victim as the truck drove off. As the suspect walked closer to the victim, the suspect produced a handgun and forced the victim into a cement culvert near the roadway. It was there that the victim stated she was raped and then struck in the head with an unknown object. After the suspect fled the area the victim contacted police. The victim was transported to an area hospital and treated for minor injuries.
The suspect is described as a white male approximately 5’7” to 6’00” tall, balding with short sandy hair and in his mid to late 20’s.
Detectives are asking anyone with information about the incident or the identity of the suspect to contact the Lafayette Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.