February 7, 2013
Dave Henslee, Captain
City of Corvallis Police Department
Steve Mitchell, Lieutenant
Oregon State Police - OSU
A donor who wishes to remain anonymous is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of the unknown suspect who attacked and assaulted two females in Corvallis on January 15th and January 26th. The Corvallis Police Department and Oregon State Police developed a task force to coordinate the investigations and share assets and resources. A tip line has been established to receive information from the community.
The two incidents occurred eleven days apart within close proximity of each other. In both incidents, the nature of the attacks against two women 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. A male suspect attacked a female 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. In this incident, a male suspect attacked a female as she walked from her residence to her vehicle parked in the driveway. The suspect tackled the victim to the ground 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 20's, 6'00" - 6'03", athletic/muscular build, with dark eyebrows (bushy) and eyelashes. 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.
The Corvallis Police Department and Oregon State Police urges everyone to be constantly aware of your surroundings. At night, park your vehicle and walk in well-lit areas. When possible, walk with others and walk with purpose and confidence. Report all suspicious and out of place persons and behaviors to law enforcement.
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.