Potomac River Rapist


December 15, 2011

Potomac River Rapist

He’s dubbed the Potomac River Rapist and he remains at large: he sexually assaulted and murdered a 29-year-old woman Washington D.C., and is also tied to a series of attacks in Montgomery County, Maryland beginning in 1991.


Audio Transcript

Mollie Halpern: He’s dubbed the Potomac River Rapist and he remains at large.

Ronald Hosko: These sexual assaults are all violent crimes. They’re all demonstrations of brutality against woman.

Halpern: I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau and this is “Wanted by the FBI.” The Potomac River Rapist sexually assaulted and murdered 29-year-old newlywed Christine Mirzayan in Washington, D.C. Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, Ronald Hosko…

Hosko: She was an intern at the National Academy of Sciences; she had her whole life in front of her.

Halpern: The Potomac River Rapist is also tied to a series of attacks in Montgomery County, Maryland beginning in 1991.

Hosko: We’ve conducted DNA analysis and linked seven of these nine attacks together.

Halpern: A reward of up to $25,000 is available for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the Potomac River Rapist. If you have any information Visit www.fbi.gov/potomacriverrapist or dial 1-800-CALL-FBI. No tip is too small.

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