On October 19, 2007 at approximately 7:00 am the State College Police responded to The U-Haul located at 1235 Benner Pike for a female victim who had been sexually assaulted.
The victim, a 27-year-old State College resident had been dropped off on Benner Pike by an unknown male and left along the road. The victim’s friend had received a call earlier in the morning from a male using the victim’s phone telling her that the victim had been possibly raped and that he was leaving the victim at an abandon house by the jail on the Benner Pike. The victim friend called 911 and the police began looking for the victim. The victim was then located at the U-Haul several hours later.
The victim reported that on October 18, 2007 she had gone to the Akon concert at the Bryce Jordan Center and then to an after-concert party at the End Zone bar. The victim reported that she remembers talking with people at the End Zone bar but does not remember leaving or who she left with. The victim reported that the last person she was talking with was a white male approximately 25 years old with dark hair, unshaven, a medium build, and was wearing a baseball hat. The victim reported that the next thing she recalled was waking up at U-Haul. The victim’s clothes were missing, and she was wearing men’s sweat clothes. The victim was also missing her wallet which contained her credit card. A check of her credit card found that the card had been used on October 19, 2007 at approximately 2:00 am at the Sheetz store on Valley Vista Drive. Sheetz surveillance video shows a black male and a black female both in their 20’s driving a gray Chevy HHR purchase gas and food using the victim’s credit card. Still images of the black male and black female were obtained from the Sheetz surveillance.
The men’s sweat clothing the victim was wearing was examined and DNA from semen on the clothing was discovered. The DNA was entered into the national database.
The State College Police are requesting that anyone with information about the case call (814) 245-7150 or submit an anonymous tip via the web.