Abdirashid Mohamed- Minnesota- 2001 Oct 15, 2015 6:18:05 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Oct 15, 2015 6:18:05 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: amw.com archives)
Fugitive Profile as of October 15th, 2015: (based on AMW archives, Olmstead County, MN warrants list)
Full Name: Abdirashid Sharif Mohamed
Date of Birth: 1/1/1976
Weight: 158 lbs.
Hair (Color, Description, Facial Hair): Black
Scars: Mohamed is believed to have a round stab wound scar under his left shoulder blade.
Traits and Habits: Mohamed is considered very dangerous.
Last Seen: Rochester , MN
Other Possible Locations:
Rochester , MN
Toronto , Canada
Atlanta , GA
Who to contact if you've seen him: Based on wanted location, our advice would be to contact Crime Stoppers of Rochester & Olmstead Counties. Information on how to call, text, or submit a web tip to them can be found at the following link: www.rochesterolmstedcrimestoppers.org/
Cops: Creepy Minnesota Man Rapes Woman He Just Met
For more than a decade, cops in Rochester, Minn., have been trying to catch up with a man who they say is a vicious rapist.
Late on the evening of June 21, 1999, a woman walked alone through the streets of Rochester, en route to buy a pack of cigarettes from a local gas station's convenience store.
As she passed by an apartment complex, a man she'd never seen before approached from the darkness.
Though he was silent at first, cops say the man tried to make small talk and followed her on her evening stroll.
Eventually, the mystery man made her feel even more uncomfortable when he took it upon himself to put his arm around her. She quickly pushed him away, deflecting his advances.
When the woman made it to the gas station, the man didn't come inside with her; she figured he'd continued on his way.
But that wasn't the case, as cops say he'd waited outside for her, lurking in the shadows.
She headed back in the direction of the complex where they first "met," and it was at that point cops say the man became extremely aggressive.
According to official police reports, he put his arm around her, squeezed her tightly and said, "You are going to my apartment."
Fearing for her life, she begrudgingly went with him.
Once inside, the man who cops have identified as Abdirashid Sharif Mohamed, allegedly raped her multiple times.
After the attack, cops say he let her put her clothes back on. When the opportunity presented itself, she made a break for the door and ran to safety.
Alleged Rapist Evades Minnesota Justice
That night, cops say they immediately knew who the suspect was, based on a key clue the victim had remembered -- a round stab wound under Mohamed's left shoulder blade.
The detective working the case recalled hearing of a recent incident involving a victim being stabbed in roughly the same area.
Through some quality police work, the sleuths were able to name Mohamed as their rape suspect, who had been released from a hospital in the days leading up to the alleged rape.
Though he was quickly arrested, Mohamed bonded out of jail.
But it wouldn't be his last run-in with the law. As a matter of fact, between June 1999 and early 2001, Mohamed had racked up an astounding 25 police contacts in which he was arrested for -- or named a suspect in -- a crime.
Unfortunately, when his trial date for the rape and kidnapping charges came around in March 2001, Mohamed was nowhere to be found. He remains a fugitive to this day.
Though Mohamed has no known tattoos or physical deformities, cops remind us that the alleged rape survivor helped identify Mohamed by the stab wound under his left shoulder blade.
Though more than 10 years has gone by, he may still have a scar in that area.
Mohamed is of Somali descent, and may be hiding out in Somali communities in the northeastern United States or Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He also has family ties in Atlanta.
Authorities allege that he may be using an alias, though they do not know what that false name might be.
Thoughts? The above was the AMW archived description for Abdirashid Mohamed. What surprises me is despite his 25 police contacts AFTER the alleged rape- the trail seems to have gone cold for 14 years. (I confirmed in Olmstead County warrants search this is still an active case). I really don't get how a guy who seemed to not stop committing crimes just somehow disappears, making me wonder if perhaps he fled the country and may be in Somalia or somewhere else.
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