University of Utah police are searching for a man suspected of raping a student in broad daylight after offering her a ride.
The woman was walking to a bus stop near 200 South and University Street about 1:30 p.m. Jan. 22 when a man in a silver SUV called her by name and offered a ride, police wrote in a statement Wednesday. She accepted, and the man drove her to a parking lot at 500 S. Guardsman Way, where he raped her, police said. The woman left the scene immediately, police wrote.
The case was first reported to police Feb. 6; they didn't want to interfere with the investigation by making a public announcement immediately, but they had exhausted their leads as of Wednesday, said Sgt. Garth Smith. Although the man appears to have known who the victim was, the victim does not know the man's name, Smith said.