Police Investigating Sexual Assault Allegation Near SMU

Police are investigating after a woman reported being sexually assaulted near the SMU campus Jan. 1.

University officials report a woman, who’s not affiliated with the university, was walking west on Mockingbird Lane toward Hillcrest Avenue when she was sexually assaulted between 3 and 4 a.m. The assailant was described as wearing a dark hoodie.

Those with any information about it are asked to contact SMU police at 214-768-3333.

(Note: The Highland Park Department of Public Safety was initially contacted about this incident, but after it was determined the incident didn’t happen in Highland Park, they turned it over to SMU police.)

Rachel Snyder

Rachel Snyder, deputy editor at People Newspapers, joined the staff in 2019, returning to her native Dallas-Fort Worth after starting her career at community newspapers in Oklahoma. One of her stories won first place in its category in the Oklahoma Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest in 2018. She’s a fan of puns and community journalism, not necessarily in that order. You can reach her at rachel.snyder@peoplenewspapers.com

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