It happened just after 10 p.m. along a street in the northern part of campus near SW 30th Street and SW Campus Way. Police say the 20-year-old woman is not a student at OSU. They say the man approached her from behind, hit her head, knocking her to the ground, and tried to take off her clothes. Police say she fought the man and hit his face, possibly injured his nose before he fled. The woman had minor injuries.
Oregon State Police troopers, Corvallis Police officers, Benton County sheriff’s deputies, and OSU Department of Public Safety officers responded to the scene. They used a K-9 unit to try to find the man, but were unsuccessful.
Campus police alerted students about the incident Wednesday morning.
Police describe the suspect as a white male, early to mid-20s, approximately 6 feet tall, “bulky” build, short dark hair with a thin face and bushy eyebrows. They say he was wearing a black hoodie sweatshirt with orange “OSU” outlined in white on the front, dark colored jeans, and dark colored tennis shoes. He may have a nose injury or black eye from being hit by the victim.
If you have any information on this case, call the OSP University Patrol Office at (541) 737-3010 and select option 2.