Authorities investigating reported rape at University of Missouri-St. Louis

2012-11-15T13:39:00Z 2012-12-10T14:47:51Z Authorities investigating reported rape at University of Missouri-St. LouisBy Denise Hollinshed dhollinshed@post-dispatch.com 314-340-8319 stltoday.com

Authorities are investigating a reported rape on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus.

An 18-year-old woman called police early today and said she had picked up a man in her silver Kia Spectra near Hanley and Natural Bridge roads about 9 p.m. Wednesday. She told authorities that she didn't know the man, but drove him to a parking lot area on the UMSL campus, where they drank alcohol together. She told police she began to lose consciousness and as she did so, the man sexually assaulted her.

She later drove home and called police to report the incident.

The woman is not a student and doesn't appear to have any affiliation with the school, according to campus police.

She described her assailant as a black man about 35 years old, about 6 feet tall and about 170 pounds, with a beard and mustache. He was wearing a black skull cap, a black, hooded sweatshirt and black tennis shoes, according to the description released by police.

Anyone with information in the incident is asked to call St. Louis County Police at 314-615-5360 or CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-8477.

Denise Hollinshed is a crime reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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