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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Detectives have a serial rapist’s DNA, which connects him to four rapes, a homicide and an attempted homicide since 1996, but they still don’t know his name.
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the suspect’s arrest.
The most recent rape occurred Dec. 8, 2010, when he attacked an 18-year-old woman near East 79th Street and Kinsman Road. She was raped at gunpoint. The suspect ran off through the Garden Valley Estates.
He was described as a dark-complexion black man in his late 30s or early 40s, 6 feet 1, medium build, with a raised scar on his right cheek. There was a gray patch in his black beard. He had a small black semiautomatic handgun.
Another woman was raped June 18, 1998, when she was walking home from a friend’s house.
And on Feb. 2, 1997, a 41-year-old woman’s body was found under a parked truck in a secluded lot in the 3000 block of East 88th Street. Maxine Pratt had been raped and run over by a car. She died of severe head injuries.
The suspect’s first known attack occurred May 3, 1996, at Union Avenue and East 88th Street. A 21-year-old woman was raped, then shot and left to die near an isolated factory, but she survived.
All of the attacks occurred within a half-mile radius.
Police say the suspect has used PCP. The first victim said he was driving a Buick Regal or Chevrolet Monte Carlo with a temporary tag in the rear window. He was listening to reggae music.
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