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Crime Suspected 'Pillowcase Rapist' who terrorized South Florida women in early 1980s arrested

17:56  20 january  2020
17:56  20 january  2020 Source:   miamiherald.com

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Trigger Warning: This article contains information and details about alleged sexual assault and/or violence, which may be upsetting to some readers.

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Resources to help survivors of sexual assault include the National Sex Assault Hotline (800-656-4673), and The Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN) online hotline.

MIAMI — Authorities have arrested a man they believe is the notorious Pillowcase Rapist, who was blamed for attacking over 40 women in South Florida during the early 1980s.

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Law enforcement sources identified the suspect as 60-year-old Robert Eugene Koehler, a registered sex offender from Palm Bay. He was arrested on Saturday and is being held at a jail in Brevard County to await transfer to Miami-Dade.

The Pillowcase Rapist terrorized women from South Miami to Deerfield Beach between May 1981 and February 1986. Using a pillowcase, towel or shirt to hide his identity, the rapist broke into town homes and apartments and attacked at least 44 women.

But for years, detectives could not identify the Pillowcase Rapist, despite a large-scale manhunt. Detectives conducted stakeouts, checked hundreds of leads, passed out fliers and even created a sculpture from one victim who saw his face.

Investigators also explored the possibility that the attacks may have been committed by more than one rapist. The task force created to find the attacker was ultimately disbanded in 1987.

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At the time, police detectives said the rapist was likely young, athletic and white and with no discernible accent. From lab tests, they concluded his blood type was O, but with a rare subgrouping characteristic found in 1% of the population. They also knew he wore a size 10 ½ shoe.

Among his victims were a schoolteacher, nurse, airline flight attendant, artist, model, health spa instructor, insurance executive, publicist and student. All but one lived in townhouses or apartments. He usually entered their homes through unlocked sliding glass doors and open windows, threatening them with a knife, assaulting them quickly and sometimes stealing cash.

Details of what led police to Koehler remained unknown on Monday. The case was investigated by Miami-Dade police, the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Koehler would have been in his early 20s during the sex-attack spree. FDLE lists him as a registered sex offender for a sexual battery conviction in 1991 in Palm Beach County.

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A man known as the " Pillowcase Rapist " who terrorized much of California in the 1970s and 1980 s was ordered Friday to be released to a location in the unincorporated Convicted serial rapist Christopher Hubbart admitted to attacking nearly 40 women in California between 1971 and 1982.

The East Area Rapist , who terrorized Sacramento County residents and those living up and down the state of California in the 1970s and 80s, was arrested and identified as a former Auburn police officer who was living in Citrus Heights, Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones said Wednesday.

Edna Buchanan, the Miami Herald’s legendary crime reporter, wrote a string of stories first linking the spree of attacks and spurring police to form a task force in March 1986 to hunt for the rapist. It was disbanded a little more than a year later without tracking down a suspect. Buchanan’s coverage of the case was part of her work that won her the Pulitzer Prize for general news reporting in 1986.

Resources to help survivors of sexual assault include the National Sex Assault Hotline (800-656-4673), and The Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN) online hotline.

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