At about 10 p.m. last Friday (March 15) a man entered a home on Ferndale through a bedroom window and sexually assaulted a woman inside.
However, it does not appear that the same person committed both crimes.
Police reportedly have forensic evidence linking 33-year-old Fernando Munoz to the Feb 22 attack as well as attacks that happened in East Dallas and elsewhere. Munoz has been in Dallas police custody since March 1. He has not yet been charged with the Lake Highlands Feb. 22 rape but is being held for a 2008 Dallas “burglary with intent to commit a sexual act” offense.
The suspect in Friday’s assault is described as follows:
Latin male in his 20s. About 5’8. round chubby face. Short buzz cut and clean shaven. Speaks English but has Spanish accent. Dressed in grey short and jacket at time of attack.
A current police report says that it is unknown if the two offenses on the same street were committed by the same suspect, but aforementioned evidence in the former case, as well as the description of the suspects by each victim (the first victim’s attacker was described as “5’10, 180, black”), points to two different attackers. In fact, the same report notes that Munoz is considered a strong suspect for the Feb. 22 attack.
And, most importantly, the rapist who hit our neighborhood Friday is still at large.
Anyone with information related to the case should call the sex assault unit at 214.671.3584.