Kidnapping Reported At SIUE Early Saturday Morning

EDWARDSVILLE – A kidnapping occurred at SIUE early in the morning of May 27. The alert said the kidnapping resulted in a later sexual assault in Berkeley, Missouri.  

According to the e-Lert, a woman said she had been taken from Cougar Village by an acquaintance and driven to north St. Louis later confirmed to be Berkeley, Missouri. 

“The female reported she was held at gunpoint during the drive before being sexually assaulted in Missouri,” according to the alert 

 The victim said she was pushed from the car, after the assault, where she then called local police. 

 According to the alert, the suspect is about 6 feet 1 inch tall and is described as a “light-skinned black male” with short, dark hair and a patchy beard. The suspect’s vehicle was reported to be a “gray or silver Hyundai 4-door sedan, possibly with mild front-end damage.”

 SIUE Police said the case is being handled by the Berkeley Police Department in Missouri.

Chris Rhodes
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