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$1,000 reward for arrest of man who attacked women near OSU

$1,000 reward for arrest of man who attacked women near OSU

CORVALLIS, Ore. - An anonymous donor put up a $1,000 reward for the arrest of the man who attacked women near the Oregon State University campus on January 15 and January 26.

The Corvallis Police Department and Oregon State Police developed a task force to coordinate the investigations and share assets and resources. Anyone with information that could assist law enforcement is asked to call the Corvallis Police Department at (541) 766-6924, or Oregon State Police University Area Command (541) 737-3010 option 2.
 
The two incidents occurred 11 days apart within close proximity of each other. The attacks involved a suspect with similar descriptions. Investigators believe it is possible that both attacks were at the hands of the same male suspect.

The first incident occurred January 15, 2013, at 10:10 p.m.  The attacker tackled the victim from behind and knocked her to the ground near SW 30th Street and SW Campus Way. The victim fought off the suspect's attack and was able to provide enough information for investigators to develop a composite drawing of the suspect.

The second incident occurred January 26, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. The attacker tackled the victim as she walked from her residence to her vehicle parked in the driveway and struck her multiple times. 

Following a brief struggle with the victim, the suspect fled on foot.  The victim provided information to investigators to develop a second composite sketch of the suspect wearing a ski mask.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s, 6-foot to 6-foot-3, with an athletic/muscular build and dark bushy eyebrows. He was wearing black athletic style pants, white shoes and a dark navy blue or black hooded, pull-over style sweatshirt. 

In the first incident, the suspect was not wearing a mask and his hooded sweatshirt had "OSU" printed across the chest. 

In the second incident the suspect had a his face covered showing only his eyes, and the sweatshirt had a white circle printed on the back with cursive style writing extending from the lower left side of the circle, across the center, to the upper right.