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One Rapist Responsible For Lake Highlands Attacks, Police Say

Dallas Police Department

DNA results show one suspect is responsible for the three Lake Highlands sexual assaults, police say. Three women were attacked in their homes in the same neighborhood in one month’s time.

Police say they did not get a hit on statewide and or national DNA databases.

The suspect was scratched and bitten by the victim in the last attack, on March 19. Investigators believe he may have several scratches on one or both of his cheeks and bit marks on his hands.

Police have also released composite drawings of the suspect based on descriptions by the first two victims.

And, Crime Stoppers of North Texas announced a $20,000 anonymous donation, bringing the reward for tips leading to an arrest to $25,000.

Former KERA reporter BJ Austin spent more than 25 years in broadcast journalism, anchoring and reporting in Atlanta, New York, New Orleans and Dallas. Along the way, she covered Atlanta City Hall, the Georgia Legislature and the corruption trials of Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards.