Morehead residents react to released police sketch of suspect in ‘random’ sexual assault near MSU campus

WATCH | Morehead residents react to released police sketch of suspect in ‘random’ sexual assault near MSU campus
Published: Nov. 11, 2022 at 4:06 PM EST
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MOREHEAD, Ky. (WKYT) - Morehead Police released a sketch of the person they say is wanted for questioning in an ongoing sexual assault investigation. They want you to take a look at this picture, and this description, see if anything seems familiar to you. Or if you know anything that could help the police.

Police say the assault happened early in the morning on October 23 in the east Morehead area, not far from the Morehead State University campus.

Police told us at the time that they believed it to be a random attack.

The suspect is described as a white male around 6 feet tall with dirty blonde/brown hair, dirty blonde/ brownish red facial hair, wearing a blue shirt, reddish ball cap with a white letter and boots.

“It just makes me feel sorry for whoever it happened to,” said Morehead resident Velma Campbell. “I just hope it never happens again.”

Campbell lives not far from the Morehead State University campus. Near where police say the incident happened. After looking at the sketch, Campbell says she’s never seen the man before.

Less than a mile away, those on campus say they have been on high alert since the attack happened.

“A lot of us have been walking in pairs. Personally, if I’m walking alone at night, I like to call someone,” Morehead student Elizabeth Arnold said. “I have life360 so my parents know where I am at all times.”

While Elizabeth Arnold says she doesn’t recognize the suspect, she says the university has been doing everything they can to make students feel safer. Starting by sending messages to students and families.

“We’ve been told multiple times to walk in pairs. We also have this app called the Live Safe App. We can put in where we are walking, where we are going and that way they can track us,” Arnold said. “If it takes longer than it should to get there, they will dispatch someone to our position to make sure we’re okay. After sending us multiple texts to see if we’re fine.”

An added sense of security for the many students far from home.

If you have any information, call 606-784-7511 extension 207. You may remain anonymous.

The suspect is described as a white male around 6 feet tall with dirty blonde/brown hair, dirty...
The suspect is described as a white male around 6 feet tall with dirty blonde/brown hair, dirty blonde/ brownish red facial hair, wearing a blue shirt, reddish ball cap with a white letter and boots.(Morehead Police Dept.)