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Lubbock sexual assault may be linked to several others in Texas

Governor Rick Perry Governor Rick Perry

By Tiffany Pelt - email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lubbock Police are looking at evidence from a recent local sexual assault to see if it's linked to a serial rapist connected to a dozen cases across south and central Texas.

LPD responded to a call at 63rd and Peoria around 6:30 Saturday morning. An 87-year-old Lubbock woman had been sexually assaulted and her purse stolen. Surveillance photos show the suspects face and jacket with the letters ENYC on it as he uses the stolen ATM card taken from the victim's home. "I think the best thing that we have to go on is the picture. That's a pretty specific type of jacket that the person is wearing in that photo," said LPD Lt. Neal Barron.

LPD says this case has similarities to a serial rapist dubbed the "Twilight Rapist" who has sexually assaulted at least eight elderly women, one victim twice, and burglarized four homes in five different counties in Texas.

The "Twilight Rapist" attacks early in the morning, and disconnects the victims' phone lines. His victims all live alone and have been between 65 to 91 years of age. "His crimes are the same as far as modus operandi are concerned as the crime here in Lubbock, but we don't have any evidence right now that directly connects this person that we are looking for here," said Barron.

Police are still looking at evidence to connect the two and are even sending two investigators to Georgetown next week for a meeting concerning the serial rapist. "Just in case that we do find some connection we'll be able to have the information from the source there to be able to make those connections quickly, as soon as we are able to get a little further in our investigation and compare some evidence," said Barron.

That meeting is in response to Governor Rick Perry requesting the Department of Public Safety to create a Crime Task Force to bring down the Twilight Rapist. Regardless if the two are connected, LPD is fully committed to putting the man responsible for last Saturday's assault behind bars. "This is a person we're really interested in getting off the streets of Lubbock and we don't want this type of crime to happen to anybody else," said Barron.

Crime Line has increased the reward for this case to $5,000. If you have any information you are asked to call (806) 741-1000.

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