We have received several calls over the past few days from people who heard we’ve arrested the suspect in the Waldo-area serial rapes. Unfortunately, this is only a rumor. We have not arrested anyone in connection with the serial rapist case. We are still following hundreds of leads and doing everything we can to get an arrest as soon as possible.
However, in the course of this investigation, detectives have questioned some people about their possible involvement in the rape cases, only to discover they were wanted on other crimes or involved in other criminal activity. We have arrested those people for those unrelated crimes and are pursuing charges against them.
Believe me, we will be the first ones to tell you when the rape suspect is in custody. In the mean time, if you have information in the case, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS or the Sex Crimes Section at 816-234-5220.
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