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Philadelphia Police Remind The Public To Beware Of The Fairmount Park Rapist

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Philadelphia Police stand next to sketch of the Fairmount Park rapist. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Police stand next to sketch of the Fairmount Park rapist. (Credit: John McDevitt)

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Members of the Philadelphia Police Department were out in Fairmount Park on Saturday handing out fliers and talking with the public to remind them to be aware of their surroundings as the hunt for a serial rapist continues.

Eight years ago, on April 30th 2003 a rape occurred at Kelly Drive and Fountain Green Drive. DNA linked the suspect to three other rapes; two in 2003 and the most recent in Penny Pack Park on August 11th 2007.

Police continue to search for the suspected serial rapist known today as the Fairmount Park rapist.

“Be careful out here; be careful, there is somebody out there that has been identified. We do not know who this person is. He is still at large and we are still are actively looking for him. Also we are out here to regenerate some new tips maybe, some, possibly something that may spark somebody’s memory,” warned Lieutenant Anthony McFadden with the Philadelphia Police special victims unit.

McFadden is urging anyone with information to call the special victims unit at 215-685-3263 or 3264.

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Reported By John McDevitt, KYW Newsradio

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