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The police hunt hotel rapist linked to six sex attacks in DC

The authorities have released a composite sketch of the suspect made in 2003, left, and an age-progressed composite sketch showing what he may look like today.

(Montgomery County [Md.] Police department of Washington, D. C. Metropolitan Police Department / Parabon Nano Labs )

Officials are working to identify a suspect, they are calling the “DC Hotel in the vicinity of Rapist,” believed to be responsible for violently raping at least six women in the vicinity of Washington, D. C. seven-year period.

Investigators say that between Aug. 22, 1998, and February. 6, 2006, a serial rapist violently attacked six to nine women — most of them hotel housekeepers — in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. They say six of the attacks are definitively linked to a person by a DNA-samples.

According to the officials, the opponent would go to hotel rooms discreetly and rape housekeepers as they cleaned rooms. They say that the suspect was a knife, a tie or a cord to threaten and harm his victims in a number of the reported incidents.

In one case, took place on Dec. 1, 2002, in a hotel room in the Hilton on Colesville Road in Silver Spring, Md., where officials say that they have a knife with the name “Debbie” written, that was used by the defendant in his attack.

Then, in their investigation of a sexual assault on May 11, 2003 at the Renaissance Hotel in Northwest D. C., police say they received a ring that belonged to the suspect.

The police got a knife and a ring of two of the alleged attack sites.

(FBI)

The police say that they also were able to obtain DNA linked to the defendant of sexual violence on May 23, 2003 at the Jefferson Hotel in Northwest D. C.; June 6, 2003 in the Holiday Inn Hotel in Arlington, Va.; and 9 June 2003, at the Courtyard by Marriot Hotel in Greenbelt, Md.

The suspect was described by the authorities as an African-American man, between 5 feet-7 inches and 5-feet-10-inches tall with a medium to solid build, brown eyes, black hair, and a medium to dark complexion.

At the time of the attacks, he was probably in his 20s to the 30s, but now officials said they believe that he would be in his late 30s to late 40s.

In a new indictment of the U. S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, officials were able to obtain the DNA profile of the unknown suspect, the costs arising from the two attacks that took place in the District.

This is the first time that the U. S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia has ever been accused of a John Doe DNA profile.

Researchers say they also identified several instances of suspicious activity or attacks on hotels in the area. Three of the possibly related cases occurred in hotel rooms, including one in Arlington, in 1998, in Takoma Park in 2005 and one in Alexandria in 2006, according to the police.

The FBI and the police of D. C., Montgomery County (Md), Prince George’s County (Md), Greenbelt, Md.) and Arlington County (Va.) are offering a combined reward of $45,000 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect.

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