CONTACT: CHARLES S. DRUM
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0048; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: May 5, 1999
UI Public Safety issues alert on suspect in community
IOWA CITY, Iowa The University of Iowa department
of public safety has issued an alert for the Iowa City community about a potentially
dangerous suspect who attacked a student on campus Sunday, May 2.
In the early morning of May 2, public safety officers
received a report that a man had assaulted a female student in a stairwell
at Mayflower Hall, says Chuck Green, director of public safety at the University.
The incident is currently under investigation.
The victim described her attacker as a white male,
approximately 19 years old, 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing between 170 and
180 pounds with light brown hair, light colored eyes, wearing blue jeans and
a light colored t-shirt, Green says. He asks that anyone with any information
about this incident or the suspect, call the University of Iowa department
of public safety at 335-5022.
Green reminds residents of the area always to be careful
and aware of their surroundings when walking alone in solitary places or after