Low Country Rape Cases May Be Linked to Serial Rapist - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

12/30/04

Low Country Rape Cases May Be Linked to Serial Rapist

Is the serial rapist now attacking women in South Carolina? Three women have been attacked in Hardeeville and Bluffton since December 7.

On December 22, a man attacked a woman while she was unloading her SUV at her Bluffton apartment. The woman's sister came to her aid while her mother called 911. The attacker ran off. The woman says he looks like the man in this sketch.

A few hours later, deputies say he raped a different woman in the same complex.

"Because these cases may have links with each other--may being the operative word--we are working with Jasper County Sheriff's Office and Savannah PD to see if these cases have any similarities," Beaufort County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Debbie Szpanka told us.

Police say September 18 was the last time the serial rapist struck in Savannah.

Reported by: Aaron Vogel, avogel@wtoc.com

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