HPD conducting rape investigation

HPD conducting rape investigation
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HATTIESBURG, MS - Hattiesburg Police are asking for the public's help in solving a rape case that targeted a woman early Monday morning.

"Apparently the victim, a female, went out exercising early Monday morning and said she was attacked by a black male suspect and then raped," said Hattiesburg Police Lt. Jon Traxler.

Traxler said the incident occurred on Meadow Lane Drive in Hattiesburg, around 2 a.m.

"The person returned home and called to report the crime," said Traxler.

The investigation is still ongoing.

If you have any information regarding the crime, contact Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP.