EAST LANSING, Mich. — Police in East Lansing are investigating two sexual assaults and one attempted sexual assault involving female students at Michigan State University. All assaults took place off campus.
The most recent case occurred on May 16 at approximately 8 p.m. in the parking lot outside of the Abbott Pointe Apartments off of Abbott Road, according to a statement by police. The suspect dragged the victim behind a dumpster, where he physically and sexually assaulted her before running away, investigators say.
The suspect was last seen on Abbott Road just north of Saginaw Street.
A composite sketch has been put together based on witness descriptions and should be viewed as an approximation of the suspect’s appearance, not an exact match.
Michigan State University had no direct comment about the incidents because they took place off campus. They have sent out safety reminders to the community and are referring all questions to East Lansing Police.
An e-mail was sent out to the entire East Lansing community and students regarding safety tips.
-Walk in well-lit areas if possible.
The 24-hour emergency line, answered by the MSU Police, is 517-353-3784.
MSU’s “green light” emergency telephone system follows major walkways, and phones placed in campus parking areas. These phones topped with a green light are for emergency calls and dial directly into MSU Police.