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DNA results don’t net suspect in alleged rape

Lacey police have received DNA results but don't have a suspect in the reported sexual assault in April of a woman near Saint Martin's University, and they seek the public's help.

"No tip is too small," Cmdr. John Suessman said. "It just may be that we don't have that information, so don't feel shy about providing what you know to us."

Detectives recently received DNA test results from a lab in Texas.

"We used that particular lab due to the quicker turnaround rate that we knew we would get," Suessman said.

Detectives have not identified any suspects but are cross-referencing the results with data maintained by state and federal law enforcement agencies of convicted felons for possible matches, he said.

Lacey has issued a national bulletin and plans to send a second one asking other jurisdictions to compare their open cases with details of this case in hopes of finding similarities, Suessman said.

The victim was attacked while walking on trails near the campus, police said.

The attacker was described as a white man in his 50s, about 6 feet tall with a thin build and salt-and-pepper hair in a buzz cut. He reportedly used an electric stun device.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lacey police at 360-459-4333 or Crime Stoppers at 360-493-2222.

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