Eddy County Sheriff seeking help in rape investigation


CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) – Authorities in Carlsbad are asking for help tracking down a rapist.

The Eddy County Sheriff’s Office says a distraught young woman was asking for a ride in the area of McKittrick Road and Hidalgo Road on Jan. 7 or 8. The person who picked her up said she seemed distraught and appeared to have been outdoors for some time.

Days later deputies were called to the same area after someone found a suspicious scene. It included signs of a struggle and pieces of tape with human hair stuck to them.

Eddy County deputies are treating this as a rape case.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers.

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