Police use DNA to create composite sketch of Montgomery County rape suspect

- Cold case detectives in Montgomery County are investigating the rapes of five women that took place between 2010 and 2012. The sexual assaults are believed to be committed by the suspect. Now, investigators are using DNA to help them come up with a composite sketch of the suspect.

Montgomery County police say they reached out to Parabon NanoLabs, a DNA technology company in Virginia, to help them produce a sketch of the suspect from DNA evidence he left behind at the scene of the crimes.

The composite sketch shows the suspect as a 25-year-old black male with medium to dark complexion. He has brown eyes and black hair.

Police say the suspect would break into the victims’ homes and then sexually assault them. There were a total of six incidents and the victims’ ages ranged from 37 to 95. One of the women was raped twice.

- June 19, 2010, 3:20 a.m. – 68-year-old woman – 20300 block of Beaconfield Terrace in Germantown
- August 21, 2010, 4:15 a.m. – 86-year-old woman – 2100 block of Father Hurley Boulevard in Germantown
- January 5, 2011, 12:45 a.m. – 68-year-old woman – 20300 Beaconfield Terrace in Germantown
- August 28, 2011, 12:45 a.m. – 37-year-old woman – 900 block of Clopper Road in Gaithersburg
- July 31, 2012, 9:17 p.m. – 95-year-old woman in the 2700 block of Avena Street in Wheaton
- September 2, 2012, 4:10 a.m. – 54-year-old woman in the 18100 block of Metz Drive in Germantown

Anyone with information about the suspect or the investigation is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070 or Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered that leads to an arrest.

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