Montgomery County, Maryland and Washington, DC areas
1991 through 1997

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December 15, 2011

Potomac River Rapist Cold Case

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.


Age Late 20's to late 30's
Hair Black
Height 5'8" to 5'11"
Build Medium
Sex Male
Race Black


The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD), MD, and the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), Washington, DC, want to interview this individual in connection with seven sexual assaults and one attempted sexual assault that occurred between May 6, 1991, and November 14, 1997, and one homicide/sexual assault that occurred on August 1, 1998. The composite was created based on witness accounts/descriptions. It is unknown at this time if the person pictured above has any connection to the crimes listed above.

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