Detectives release composite of rape suspect

Source: TBI/Shelby County Sheriff's Department
Source: TBI/Shelby County Sheriff's Department

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Authorities have released a composite sketch of a man who raped and robbed a Cordova woman in her apartment near Houston Levee and Macon road last month.

According to Shelby County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Steve Shular, the man attacked the woman on June 27 after entering her apartment through an unlocked front door.  The woman told detectives the suspect held her at gunpoint while raping her.  Then, he took her credit cards and cell phone.

The victim told detectives the man wore a hood that covered most of his head and face.  He was tall, heavy-set and had a light complexion.  The victim said the man had striking, light-colored eyes, possibly green or blue. He also wore blue jeans and a white polo shirt with blue and green checks.
Authorities said no other rapes have happened in the area, and this was the first case of its type involving a suspect with this type of hood.

Anyone with information about the rape and robbery is asked to call the Shelby County Sheriff's Office General Investigation Bureau at (901) 545-5600 or Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.

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