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Police continue to seek tips in Clinton rape investigation

Posted by on Oct. 29, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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By David Frownfelder

Posted Oct 18, 2011 @ 06:39 PM
CLINTON, Mich. -

Very little new information has been learned by investigators about the Sept. 29 sexual assault of a woman in Tate Park.

Clinton Police Chief Mike Randolph said no new tips have been received through Crime Stoppers of Lenawee County. He said some new details of the suspect's description and the jacket the suspect was wearing have been learned.

The man was wearing a black or dark blue varsity-type jacket with a "Cardinals" logo on the back. Randolph said the logo may be for the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team or it could be from another team that uses the cardinals as a logo.

"We believe it may have leather on the sleeves," Randolph said. "It is a Cardinals jacket."

Police continue to seek tips in Clinton rape investigation 

A slightly different description of the suspect has also been released. The chief said the suspect is now believed to be between between 5 feet 5 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall with a stocky build. The man had a strawberry-blond goatee and several days' growth of beard.

The suspect is a white male in his early to mid-30s. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and work-type boots, and had a black stocking cap pulled down to his eyes.

According to Crime Stoppers, at about 7:50 p.m. Sept. 29, the Clinton Police Department responded to Tate Park to a report of a woman who had been sexually assaulted in the Island Park area. The woman said she had been jogging through the park between 7:15 and 7:30 p.m. After she crossed over the bridge that leads from Tate Park to Island Park, she was confronted by a white male who grabbed her from behind and forced her down a secluded path, where he reportedly assaulted her.

The victim was treated at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor.

Anyone with information about the assault is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 266-6161 or, toll free, 877-276-8477, or fill out a tip form online. Any tips that lead to the arrest of the responsible person will earn the caller a cash reward.

Authorities have released this sketch of the suspect in a Sept. 29 rape in Tate Park in Clinton.

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