GRPD release sketch of rape suspect

Posted at 2:43 PM, Jul 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-18 14:43:57-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Police have issued a sketch of a man wanted for a rape in Grand Rapids earlier this month.

Police say the incident happened in a grassy area north of the Denny’s restaurant on Plainfield Avenue on July 7 between 1:00am and 2:00am.

The sketch is of a white man named Matt.  He is described as being 35-40 years old, 5’10” to 6’0″ tall, 200-250lbs. with a “big belly”.  He has brown hair and blue eyes.  He was last seen wearing a light-colored t-shirt, shorts and a baseball cap.  Police say that the suspect plays softball on a local league and was seen at Logan’s Alley on Michigan Street NE before going to the Denny’s.

Police say he drives a newer model Ford Mustang or similar sporty vehicle, that is silver in color.

Anyone with information should call Grand Rapids Police at 616-456-4683 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.