Updated:DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. —
A computer-generated image of a
rapist has been out for nearly three days now, but police in Daytona Beach still haven't made an arrest.
Police said the 41-year-old victim was walking on Cedar Street last week when the
rapist, armed with a knife, came up from behind and dragged her into a nearby vacant lot.
The victim suffered a laceration on her face and was sexually assaulted, according to investigators.
In addition to the sketch, police said they may have DNA evidence, but still, authorities have not been able to identify a suspect.
Chief Michael Chitwood told Channel 9 it's still up to the people to report the man if they see him in the area, and he said it needs to be done quickly.
"This guy is a predator. This guy is out on patrol on our city's underbelly and he's looking for vulnerable women such as our victim here," said Chitwood.
Some in the neighborhood said they have seen a man similar to one in the sketch, and police are hoping those residents will call police.
"No matter what your station in life is, if you're out there and you're a prostitute on Ridgewood Avenue and you recognize him, you need to call us," said Chitwood.
Detectives have heard that this man may have assaulted women before but no further victims have come forward.
Police believe the man is 25 to 25 years old and stands between 5 feet 5 inches and 6 feet tall. The victim said he has a mustache and dreadlocks.
Anyone with information regarding the crime is asked to contact the Daytona Beach Police Department.