Police investigate rape that occurred in rural Merrick County
The Merrick County Sheriff's Office released a statement saying a female victim was located and transported to emergency facility for examination after reports that she was a victim of rape.
The victim described the suspect as an adult male, of Cuban descent, spoke both English/Spanish fluently, well groomed, black hair, light weight, black leather jacket, dark colored shirt and smelled of strong cologne.
According to Merrick County Sheriff's Office, the man was driving a Gold/Silver longer SUV, tan/gold interior, possibly a Chevrolet Suburban.
They said the vehicle and suspect have been seen in the Grand Island area and the male suspect (driver) has offered rides to other females in the past. Suspect was observed traveling in the area of Sycamore and Wheeler Street in Grand Island, Nebraska. The victim said she had last seen the suspects vehicle traveling southbound on 9th Road near I road in rural Merrick County.
If you have any information regarding this case, please contact the Merrick County Sheriff's Office at (308) 946-2345.