GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Gulfport Police need your help tracking down a man accused of raping an elderly woman inside her home. The attack happened just before midnight Sunday night in the 800 block of 25th Street.
Investigators said the 78-year-old woman heard some suspicious noises outside her home, and went to investigate. That's when she encountered a heavy-set black man in her yard. She said the man forced her back into her home where he raped her, then ran away.
The man is described as being between 40-50 years old. If you saw anything suspicious in this area last night, or have any information that could help investigators, you're asked to call the Gulfport Police Department at (228) 868-5959.
You can also contact Crime Stoppers at www.mscoastcrimestoppers.com or by telephone at (877) 787-5898. You can also text CSTIP plus your message to 274637(CRIMES).