By Sharon Stevens
St. Louis County (KSDK) - There is a warning to women in the NewsChannel 5 viewing area. A serial rapist is on the loose.
Authorities say they've linked the suspect to at least two attacks in St. Louis County in the last 15 months, and say he may have committed similar crimes in Maryland, New York, and San Diego.
County police say the first rape occurred in April 2011 near Creve Coeur. A 27-year-old woman told police she awoke to a strange man in her bedroom who covered her face and attacked her.
The second rape took place last month as a woman was walking home near Fee Fee Road.
Both women are Asian.
Authorities say the suspect may be Hispanic, is between 5'6" and 5'8" tall, heavy-set, and has dark hair and facial hair.
If you have any information about these or any other related crimes, you are asked call the St. Louis County Police Department at 314-889-2341.