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Composite Sketch of Sexual Assault Suspect's Tattoo

April 13, 2006 -- Houston police homicide investigators have released a composite sketch of a tattoo of a suspect believed responsible for killing at least one female and sexually assaulting several others in north Houston.

The suspect's tattoo is described as scales of justice or a Libra sign on the inside of his left forearm. It might be homemade or a prison tattoo and is faded green. The sketch of the tattoo is attached to this news release.

The suspect is described as a black male in his late 20s to mid 30s, 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet tall, weighing 180 to 220 pounds, with very short black hair or bald. He is thought to be driving a late 1990s model, four-door sedan that is either black or dark blue. Other vehicles may be involved. A composite drawing of the suspect is posted on the HPD Web site at www.houstonpolice.org.

On April 2, the body of Pamela Ann Goss, 50, was found behind a church located at 1927 Mansfield. As a result of the investigation into her death, the Homicide Division learned of additional victims who may have been picked up by a black male suspect and taken to church properties in north Houston where they were sexually assaulted.

Houston police are cautioning the public that this predator, usually armed with a knife, may be picking up females of all races and sexually assaulting them. The suspect will approach females walking and ask them if they need a ride. Some of the victims, but not all of them, have been involved in prostitution. According to the victims, the suspect is said to have a very friendly approach. At this time, no other murder cases have been linked to this suspect, but that possibility is being examined. Based on the method of operation (M.O.), it is believed this suspect is responsible for at least four other sexual assaults. Also discovered during this investigation were two
sexual assault cases wherein the victims did not file a police report. It's believed there may also be other victims who have not filed a report on this suspect. Investigators would like to request any additional victims, regardless of their criminal histories, to come forward and be interviewed. The earliest sexual assault report found regarding this suspect was in the latter part of 2005.

Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Update JFC/MES 4-13-06
DJC/JFC 4-11-06
Incident # 51680206

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.