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Halloween Attack in Northern Va. Linked to Serial Rapist

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By Jonathan Wilson

Police in Virginia say DNA evidence links a Halloween-night sexual assault in Woodbridge to a string of assaults stretching to New England over 13 years. Now they're asking for the public's help.

This isn't the first time police have asked for help finding this suspect.

But Fairfax County Police Chief David Rohrer says the latest crime in Woodbridge, the first in the area matching this suspects DNA since 2001 may give a clearer picture.

"[This is]someone who has been in this region, lives in this region has gone then to Connecticut and Rhode Island for whatever reason and is now back in this region," says Rohrer."We believe someone should be able to help us identify this violent offender."

DNA evidence links the suspect to 13 sexual assault cases -- 11 in Virginia and Maryland.

Prince William County Police Chief Charlie Deane says there may be even more.

"I don't think any of us have any question that there are other cases that we haven't linked by DNA that this person is involved in," Deane says.

Police say the suspect is a black male, of medium build, in his 30s or early 40s. They say he's assaulted women ranging from their teens to their 40s.

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