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Seeking Potomac River Rapist

FBI and law enforcement partners hope to ID offender known as the Potomac River Rapist.

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The FBI and its law enforcement partners are reaching out to the public—and a reward of up to $25,000 is being offered by Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department (MPD)—for assistance in apprehending the offender known as the Potomac River Rapist. Story | Press release


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Montgomery County Police Department,
Metropolitan Police Department
District of Columbia
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington Field Office
United States
Attorney’s Office

District of Columbia



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A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the Potomac River Rapist case. Law enforcement agencies are asking anyone with information to contact the following authorities. All tips may remain anonymous:   
Metropolitan Police Department
- Call (202) 727-9099
- Text message the Text Tip Line at 50411 
- Call (202) 278-2000
- Submit a tip at  tips.fbi.gov.
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