Campus police searching for suspect in assault

Saturday, July 31, 2010 | 5:10 p.m. CDT
At approximately 2:20 a.m. Saturday officers from the MU Police Department responded to the report of an assault that occurred near University Avenue and Hitt Street. The victim described the suspect as a male in his early twenties, heavy set, wearing a yellow shirt and khaki shorts, according to the department's website. This is one of the images of a person who matches the general description of the perpetrator that investigators were able to pull from cameras in the area. Other images can be found on the Police Department's website.

COLUMBIA — Police are looking for a suspect after a woman was assaulted early Saturday morning near University Avenue and Hitt Street, according to a news release from the MU Police Department.

The assault occurred at approximately 2:20 a.m Saturday. The victim was treated at the scene and released.

The victim described the suspect as a male in his early twenties with a heavy build who was wearing a yellow shirt and khaki shorts. Police were able to match the description with images from security cameras in the area.

Police are asking that anyone with information about the crime call Crime Stoppers at 875-8477.

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