Crime & Courts

Police release again composite sketch in Kansas College Rapist case

The Riley County Police Department and Lawrence Police Department have released a composite sketch in connection with the Kansas College Rapist.
The Riley County Police Department and Lawrence Police Department have released a composite sketch in connection with the Kansas College Rapist. Courtesy photo

The Riley County Police Department has released a composite sketch in connection with the Kansas College Rapist who is believed to have been terrorizing students at K-State and KU since 2000.

They are hopeful that by releasing the photo again that anyone living or visiting Manhattan and K-State may recognize the individual, RCPD said in a release.

The sketch represents what the man looked like in October 2000, so it is expected that his appearance has changed.

Investigators have linked 14 cases in Manhattan and Lawrence to the rapist, including two attempted rapes. All the victims were students at Kansas State University or the University of Kansas.

It’s not known whether the man in the sketch is connected to the case, but the Riley County Police Department would like to speak with him to determine if he could provide any relevant information.

Anyone who may recognize this person is asked to call Manhattan Riley County Crime Stoppers at 785-539-7777. Web tips are also accepted by visiting Manhattan Riley County Crime Stoppers online or www.RileyCountyPolice.org.

In addition to any Crime Stoppers reward, an anonymous local donor has provided $10,000 to use as reward money for information leading to an arrest in these cases.

For more information, visit http://kansascollegerapist.com/.

Kaitlyn Alanis: 316-269-6708, @kaitlynalanis

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