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Differing suspect descriptions prove difficult for police in serial assault case
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Differing suspect descriptions prove difficult for police in serial assault case

Differing suspect descriptions prove difficult for police in serial assault case

Differing suspect descriptions prove difficult for police in serial assault case

Tulsa police only sent out one release today and would not go on camera, but they said finding a serial assault suspect attacking Tulsa women is like finding a needle in a haystack.

Sunday’s attack was the eighth in less than a month and the second in 48 hours. It happened less than 3 miles away from Friday’s attack.

“The community needs to feel safe. I know the women around here don’t. I don’t,” said Lucinda Perkins.

Police said the similarities are undeniable.

Sunday’s attack happened just after 5:30 a.m., the same time frame as most of the other attacks.

The victim was a woman in her 60s who was home alone. That describes six of the eight victims.

Officials also said the suspect’s actions and statements are consistent with the serial assault suspect.

Police aren’t releasing details about how the predator broke in during the last two attacks, but we know in earlier cases that he forced his way through doors or windows.

“He’s going to mess up. All criminals mess up. It’s just a matter of time,” Perkins said.

Even with all of the similarities, police are dealing with one big difference: Suspect description.

A composite sketch released Friday shows a white male with short, black hair. Police said Friday’s attack was the first time he didn’t cover his face.

The suspect disguised himself again on Sunday. The latest victim described him as a light-skinned black male.

Police are still confident it is the same man.

Officials said their 50-person task force is working hard and promised an interview Monday morning on the status of the case.

FOX23 will be there and will have more information as soon as it comes in.

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