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Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0011; fax (319) 384-0024
e-mail: mary-geraghty@uiowa.edu

Release: Feb. 27, 2001

UI Department of Public Safety investigates campus assault

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Department of Public Safety is investigating an assault that took place in the women's locker room at the UI Field House on Sunday, Feb. 25 at approximately 11:25 a.m.

The attacker is described as a black male, 21-26 years old, 5 feet 10 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing approximately 195 pounds, with short black hair. At the time of the attack he was wearing a blue baseball cap turned backward, an orange t-shirt, gray sweatpants, and white tennis shoes.

UI Public Safety officers are asking anyone who may have seen a person matching this description on Sunday in the Field House or who has any information regarding this assault to contact Sgt. Derek Hyche, the investigating officer, at (319) 335-5022.

UI Public Safety is providing additional patrol of the Field House in the wake of this assault.