LAPD SubHeaders 26
newsroom breadcrumb arrow 2012 archives breadcrumb arrow april 2012
 
NEWS ARCHIVES
 
HOME
 
CRIME MAPPING
 
EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION
 
E-POLICING
 
JOIN THE TEAM
 
LAPD BLOG
 
LAPD EQUIPMENT
 
LAPD SPORTS
 
LAPD TV
 
NEWSROOM
 
OUR COMMUNITIES
 
POLICE COMMISSION
 
REPORT A CRIME
 
SOLVE A CRIME
 
SPECIAL ASSISTANT FOR CONSTITUTIONAL POLICING
 
SUPPORT LAPD
 
TRAFFIC
 
INSIDE THE LAPD
 
GET INFORMED
 
Alarm School
 
Contact Us
 
Crime Mapping and COMPSTAT
 
Crime Prevention
 
Domestic Violence
 
FAQs
 
For Your Family
 
Gang Injunctions
 
I Want to Know
 
LAPD General Fund Contracts
 
LAPD Adult Missing Persons Unit
 
Most Wanted
 
Read the Beat Magazine
 
Social Media
 
Sworn and Civilian Report
 
Trademark
 
Year in Review
 
Youth Programs
FILE A
COMMENDATION
OR COMPLAINT

translation logo: globe with lapd badge
 

Disclaimer:
The LAPDonline.org® website has made reasonable efforts to provide an accurate translation. However, no automated or computerized translation is perfect and is not intended to replace human or traditional translation methods. The official text is the English version of the LAPDonline.org® website. If any questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information presented by the translated version of the website, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.

 

News Release
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Media Relations
   
   
The Teardrop Attacker Series NR12187RH

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department Robbery Homicide Division (RHD) Sexual Assault Section is asking for the public’s help to identity a suspect linked to 28 sexual assaults since February 1996.

On November 10, 2011, around 5:30 a.m., a 15-year-old female Hispanic walking in the area of Adams
Boulevard and Normandie Avenue was approached by a male who asked her for directions.  He then produced a handgun and forced her to walk a short distance to a yard where he sexually assaulted her.  Within weeks of the attack, it was linked by DNA evidence to a series of sexual assault cases that had previously been investigated by RHD.

Detectives identified 28 similar incidents of sexual assault that occurred between February 1996 and the
most recent attack.  The assaults have been linked through DNA evidence and/or the suspect’s distinct mode of operation.

Incidents within the City of Los Angeles occurred in the following LAPD divisions:  Southwest, 77th Street, Southeast, Rampart, Newton, and Wilshire Areas. Three incidents also occurred within the Los Angeles County Firestone-Florence District.

All of the crimes occurred in the early morning hours between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m.  The suspect typically walked up to each victim and engaged them in conversation before producing a knife or firearm.  He would then walk them to a secluded area and sexually assault them.  The victims ranged from 14 to 41 years of age.

The suspect is a male Hispanic, 27 to 40 years old, with brown eyes and brown hair.  He stands between 5 feet 2 inches and 6 feet tall and weighs between 130 and 200 pounds.   He has also been described as having a light complexion, a possible teardrop tattoo(s) or scar(s) below one of his eyes and a mustache. He may also have attempted to remove his teardrop tattoo.  The suspect has been seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and a green bandana.  To cover his head, he has worn a black baseball cap or dark- colored beanie.

Anyone who may have information is asked to call 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.



     
 Follow @LAPDHQ  LAPD on Facebook
 Follow @lapolicefdtn
 
contact us  /  terms & conditions  /  los angeles police foundation
 
+ Powered By Radar Blue | © 2014 City of Los Angeles
 
Los Angeles Police Foundation Los Angeles Police Foundation