A Serial Rapist Haunts Fayetteville, NC

        Police Sketch of Rapist

Geographical Profile of Ramsey Street Rapes (April 22, 2012)

This profile is focused on the serial rapes in North Fayetteville, NC

Even without DNA or other forensic evidence the rapes in Fayetteville should have been linked earlier just based on geography of where the crimes.

Hiding in plain sight: A serial predator haunts Fayetteville, NC

Nested among pine trees Ramsey Street is dotted with townhouses, apartments and a number of nice subdivisions, where most enjoy a quite standard of living. The Ramsey Street area has seen a huge growth over the past 10 years primarily due to the recent influx of military personnel from the Defense Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC).

Ramsey Street, located in North Fayetteville, is the major artery that runs from Fayetteville to Lillington, NC and on to Raleigh, North Carolina. The area has some established businesses like Methodist University and the Goodyear tire plant but there have been a lot of new businesses which have opened in recent years.

With the transient population of military families moving in and out of the area many newcomers to Fayetteville are not always aware of past crimes in their neighborhoods. For example, between 1987 and 1999 there were seven murders of prostitutes in the Fayetteville/Cumberland County area. Another example, are the over fifty unsolved murders in the Cumberland County/Fayetteville area since the late 1970s. Like most murder cases the crimes make the local headlines and are the focus of police investigators but then disappear from the headlines. The lack of continued media pressure and police not publicly talking about unsolved crimes allows violent predators to hide in plain sight while committing more crimes.

Has a serial predator been targeting women for years on Ramsey Street?

Excerpts from Dr. Godwin's profile discussed in his July 13, 2012 WTVD interview below on the Ramsey Street rapist:

1. This rapist is first and foremost a serial stalker;

2. The rapist is a serial burglar second; and

3. The rapist is a sexual predator third.

4. The rapist has a strong affinity for the specific locations where the attacks are occurring


Probability Map generated by the geographical profiling software Predator


Map showing the Anchor hit target area indicting the likely specific area that the rapist has some affinity for such as home, work, girlfriend or recreational activities


Below is a map showing the locations of the rapes/attacks on Ramsey Street, North Fayetteville, NC


News about the rapes

Fayetteville police searching for 'Ramsey Street Rapist' (April 24, 2017)

Police working to identify man tied to 11 rapes in Cumberland County (March 10, 2017)

Police detect striking similarities in five Fayetteville rapes  (July 30, 2012)

Women Raped in her Fayetteville Home - (July 13, 2012)

DNA links Hoke rape case to Fayetteville cases

Fayetteville police searching for serial rapist

9 sexual assault cases similiar, but links not clear

Serial rapist still out there

Suspect sought in Cumberland County sex assault (Sept. 2010)

Woman says she was raped while jogging in Fayetteville (March 31, 2012)

Fayetteville police search for Peeping Tom (Sept, 2010) WRAL


Fayetteville Police: Rapist Linked to Several Attacks (Oates and Ramsey Streets, Aug. 23, 2006)

Fayetteville Police Feb. 1, 2008 New Conference on North Ramsey Serial Rapes (Video)



Woman Attacked Along Fayetteville Nature Trail (Feb. 2008) - Near Rivercliffe Road, Fayetteville, NC


Video from WRAL Sept. 2010 - The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said the incident happened at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the College Downs subdivision off Andrews Road, north of Fayetteville.

Fayetteville/Cumberland County Intruder Rapist - Separate series of rapes/attacks




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