Gina V. Hawkins
Chief of Police
Media Contact: Sgt. S. Strepay, Public Information Officer
Media Inquiries: (910) 433-1487
Date: August 21, 2019
(Fayetteville, NC) – Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department’s Special Victims Unit are investigating a rape that was reported on Friday, August 16, 2019 at approximately 2:33 am in the area of Copenhagen Drive and Eastwood Avenue.
The preliminary investigation revealed the victim was staying in a vacant residence to sleep and several subjects came in to the residence. After some amount of time passed, all the subjects left with the exception of the suspect, who then raped the victim and fled the scene.
The suspect is described as a black male in his early 20s, low haircut, dark skin, with chin hair and a mustache. The suspect was last observed wearing blue jeans and fled the area on foot.
Detectives have a composite sketch of the suspect and are requesting the public’s assistance identifying him.
Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department’s Special Victims Unit are actively investigating the rape and additional information will be released as it becomes available.
Anyone with information regarding the rape investigation or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Detective D. Kocher with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 703-0576 or Fayetteville / Cumberland County Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically, by visiting http://fay-nccrimestoppers.org and completing the anonymous online tip sheet, or by downloading the FREE “P3 Tips” app available for Apple devices in the Apple App Store and available for Android devices in Google Play.