UPD working to close rape case
Published: Thursday, January 24, 2013
Updated: Thursday, January 24, 2013 18:01
Nearly a week after a reported rape at Arkansas Hall, the University Police Department has yet to close their active investigation.
At around 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning, an 18-year-old female reported being raped after being wrapped in a blanket outside and going into an unknown room with two men. According to the report, the woman also remembered being very tired and the men telling her not to fall asleep whatever she did.
While the details are still
UPD put out campus warnings on Sunday afternoon and described the first suspect as a light-skin male, nearly 6 feet tall with black tattoos on both arms.
The warning also said the man had a Jersey Shore type haircut that was spiked on top and buzz cut on the sides.
The second suspect had dark skin and was possibly wearing a white hooded sweatshirt.
UPD investigator Jarrod Long said there weren’t many details that could be released, but that UPD is unsure if the men are ASU students.
The last reported rape occurred slightly over two years ago by a female ASU student in December of 2010.
While the police are still investigation the rape, Long said he advises students to be especially aware of their surroundings.
“They should never go out alone at night,” Long said. “They just need to make sure they have someone with them and always know what’s going on around you.”
Long said UPD is still working on closing the case, and will release information as it is available.