Cops continue hunt for suspect in sex assault on SHU student
Updated 2:01 pm, Thursday, September 11, 2014
Police as of Thursday continued to hunt for the man they believe is responsible for sexually assaulting a Sacred Heart University student in her Berkeley Road home early Labor Day.
Edibaldo "Eddie" Duran, who police said may also be known as Eddie Guerrero, was identified Saturday by police as the prime suspect in the attack. He is a Mexican national and is described by police as weighing 150 to 160 pounds, with dark hair, facial acne and gray-colored eyes, police said. He speaks with a slight Spanish accent, according to the report.
The evening before the attack, police said, he apparently closely shaved his goatee.
Deputy Police Chief Chris Lyddy said Thursday that "We have an active arrest warrant for the individual and we continue our search for him, and that search has widened. Again, we ask the public's assistance and if anyone has any information on his whereabouts, please call us."
After breaking into the SHU student's house, Duran, 25, is believed to have awakened the victim, beat and sexually assaulted her, and also strangled her to the point of unconsciousness.
Investigators identified Duran as the suspect after an intensive investigation, including examination of a large amount of evidence, police said. A warrant has been obtained for his arrest.
Officials ask that if anyone knows the whereabouts of Duran that they contact the Police Department at 203-254-4808 or email Detective Kerry Dalling at firstname.lastname@example.org. Anonymous Text a Tips can be sent to: 274637.