Police Search For Suspected Rapist In Green Hills Neighborhood
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - He is just an image in one woman's mind.
But Metro police are hopeful a recently released composite sketch of a suspected rapist could lead to a real life arrest.
Police said they wouldn't have been able to come up with the sketch if it weren't for one woman's excellent description.
"It's a shame that it happens on a very public street," said Adrienne Lambert, a Green Hills resident.
Signs of Halloween still hang around in her neighborhood. But a frightening face is starting to come to light in the upscale neighborhood.
A woman told police that the suspected rapist was a Caucasian man with medium build. He was 30-40 years old. He is about 6 feet tall and has short, blond hair.
Police said the attack happened on Halloween night in the 3600 block of Woodmont Boulevard. The woman was headed to a party and she thought someone was following her.
"She had parked, and he had parked a short distance away," said Kristin Mumford, Metro police spokeswoman. "As she was walking to the party, he pushed her to the ground, attacked her and quickly fled in this white SUV. She got up, flagged down a motorist who was passing by and contacted police."
Mumford said massive lawns could have prevented neighbors from hearing the woman's cries for help.
"I guess it is scary when it happens in your own, literally, front yard. I mean, it's very scary. You just don't think it's going to," Lambert said.
Neighbors admit a police presence that night tipped them that something was wrong.
One woman in the neighborhood said she heard screams that night though police said the rapist covered the mouth of his victim.
Investigators said the attacker did not have on a Halloween disguise.
If anyone thinks they recognize suspect, they should call Metro police or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.