Authorities in Clayton County are working to identify a man who has been linked by DNA evidence to five rapes within a two-year period.
According to the Clayton County Police Department, the incidents occurred between July 2015 and May 2017 in Jonesboro (south of Atlanta) and surrounding areas.
They say detectives were working the cases separately until evidence returned from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed that the suspect in the cases was the same.
The motive in each case differed, which did not lead detectives to believe the cases were linked.
They say the suspect did not use the same methods to gain entry or intimidate the victims.
Clayton County authorities say that in most of the cases, the suspect sought African-American female victims who lived in apartment complexes and/or townhomes. One rape occurred at a single-family home.
The general location of the rapes occurred in Chaselake Drive, Roberts Drive, Southlake Cove Court, Brookview Drive, Wynfield Drive.
Two victims provided enough information for sketches to be drawn.
Anyone who is able to provide information pertaining to the identity of the person in the sketch is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477).
The Clayton County Police Department is asking all citizens to be alert and mindful of their surroundings. Ensure your homes are secure and that all doors and windows are locked.