WSU Police Seek Man Suspected of Targeting Asian Women

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University police are investigating several recent incidents involving one or two white males who are believed to be targeting Asian women for unwanted sexual contact.

A recent incident at Kimbrough Hall involved a male suspect who reportedly exposed himself to an Asian student while she was practicing piano. Another student reported a similar incident last summer that did not involve indecent exposure.

The man is described as a skinny, white male; 5’9″ tall; 30-35 years old with short brown (almost black) hair; small eyes; and no facial hair.

In a separate incident that occurred along Stadium Way on Jan. 1, a man tried to get an Asian student into his car, a small black two-door vehicle. He reportedly used sexually explicit language and followed the student for a short distance after she refused.

This suspect is described as a skinny, white male; 35-40 years old; brown curly hair; and a mustache.

The descriptions of these suspects are similar and police have not ruled out the possibility that they are the same person.

An artist’s sketch of the Kimbrough Hall suspect is available for publication. Anyone who recognizes the suspect or has information on these or similar incidents is asked to contact the WSU Police Department. Officer Jeff Olmstead, 509/335-4310, or Sergeant Mike Larsen, 509/335-8548.