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Intruder inquiry continues

Justin Tardiff | Tuesday, November 16, 2004

The male intruder suspected of widespread vandalism in Pasquerilla West Nov. 7 has yet to be found, but the case remains under investigation, Notre Dame Security/Police said.NDSP officials have spoken with most dorm residents who saw the man – described as college-age, white, between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-9 and with a sandy blonde buzzed haircut – in the hall that day, none of whom reported being threatened or harmed, NDSP director Rex Rakow said. However, because of the severity of the vandalism and unauthorized entry – the man was seen in the dorm between 7 and 8:30 a.m., in violation of parietals – a continuing investigation is necessary, Rakow said.”We are still actively seeking and investigating new leads but the trail was pretty cold when we got the initial report,” he said.Investigators are examining swipe card data to narrow down possible times the suspect could have entered the dorm, Rakow added. Since no evidence of forced entry was found in NDSP’s initial assessment, police concluded the suspect was let in or entered through an unlocked door.The incident came to police attention the afternoon of Nov. 7, when a Pasquerilla West resident alerted hall staff to the man’s suspicious presence in the shower area of a fourth floor bathroom that morning. Several other residents later came forward to corroborate the sighting.

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