Suspicious Person Matching Description in Emory Rape Reported Seen in Great Lakes NeighborhoodDecatur Metro | February 22, 2014
Be vigilant all. From Decatur PD late last night…
Decatur Police are investigating a report of a suspicious person on Erie Avenue. The 17-year-old complainant stated on 2-21-14 at approximately 2:00 pm, she was walking on Clairemont Avenue and turned onto Erie Avenue and noticed an unknown male walking toward her in the opposite direction. As she passed the male, he immediately turned around and started walking behind her. The male was walking approximately two feet behind her. She felt uneasy, left the sidewalk and walked up to a nearby church and waited before continuing home. The male did not follow her and continued east on Erie Avenue. The male never spoke or made physical contact. The male was described as white, late 50’s, unshaven, with a slight hunch in his posture, wearing an orange beanie cap, hoodie and blue jeans. The complainant located and viewed the forensic sketch from the recent Emory University rape investigation and stated the suspicious male she encountered on Erie Avenue appeared to be the same male depicted in the forensic sketch.
Decatur Police have been in contact with Emory University Police and DeKalb County Police to share information. If you have any additional information, please contact the Decatur Police Department at 404/373-6551. The actions of the complainant in being aware of her surroundings, reacting to her uneasiness and changing course to locate a safe place are actions the Decatur Police Department would recommend if you are in a similar situation.