An autopsy is to be performed on a woman’s body that was found in the brush-covered field on the city’s south side near a light industrial area just east of U.S. Highway 395 in Reno, NV. There is much speculation that this could be the body of 19 year old Brianna Denison who went missing on January 20, 2008 by a serial rapist linked by DNA to a string of attacks near the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
The suspect in the disappearance and kidnapping of Brianna Denison has already been linked to three other sexual assaults in the Reno, NV area. Obviously, the Reno area has a serial rapist on their hands who seems to be escalating the severity of his crimes.
The developments stem from an “exponential increase” in information flowing into police tip lines since investigators released a description on Monday of a suspect in a December kidnapping and sexual assault also near campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, Reno Police Commander Ron Holladay said.
On Thursday, Holladay said they now have connected all three attacks with DNA and were investigating the October rape of a woman who came forward on Wednesday to report she was attacked at gunpoint in a UNR parking garage within 100 yards of a campus police station.
UNR Police Chief Adam Garcia said the woman decided to contact authorities as a result of extensive media coverage of Denison’s disappearance.
UPDATE I: The sad but not unexpected news has come out of Reno, NV regarding Brianna Denison. Police have ID’d the female body found yesterday as that of missing 19 year old Brianna Denison.
Police say that Denison was strangled to death, and her body had been in South Reno for at least a week.
For further updates go to MissingExploited.
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