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UCSB Student Raped and Beaten
updated: Feb 25, 2014, 4:55 PM

UPDATE:
2-27-14, 11:00am

UCSB Police have released a sketch of two suspects. View the sketch and recent press release here.

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UCSB Police Department
2/26/14 4:40 pm

Members of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department Search and Rescue Team, UC Santa Barbara Police detectives and Sheriff's Department deputies, late this morning found what is believed to be a personal item belonging to the 19-year-old UCSB student who was the victim of a sexual assault on Sunday morning.

Read the full press release from UCSB Police Department.

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Update by the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office
2/25/14 4:50 pm

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team has been called in to assist Sheriff’s Detectives, Isla Vista Foot Patrol Deputies and UCSB Police Officers in searching for evidence related to the brutal attack and rape of a UCSB student by a group of suspects on Sunday, February 23. The 19-year-old female victim was last seen walking alone between midnight and 12:30 a.m. in the area of Embarcadero Del Mar and Segovia Road. The Sheriff’s Search and Rescue volunteers were called in at 4:15 p.m. today, February 25, to help authorities canvas the area for any evidence that may assist with the investigation. They will be searching potential crime scenes in East Isla Vista and the UCSB campus.

At this point in the investigation, it is still unknown where the assault took place and the suspects have not been identified. Authorities are actively working together to determine what happened and who is responsible. We continue to request public assistance to help solve this crime. If you have any information whatsoever on this case, you are urged to call 9-1-1 immediately. To leave an anonymous tip, call 805-681-4171.

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2/24/14 4:30pm

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is releasing new information in the case of a 19-year-old UCSB student who was beaten and sexually assaulted by a group of suspects, described as Asian males, on Sunday morning, February 23, in the Isla Vista area. The victim was last seen between midnight and 12:30 a.m. walking northbound on Embarcadero Del Mar in the vicinity of Segovia Road. Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Detectives and Deputies with the Isla Vista Foot Patrol are working with University of California Police Department Officers to determine where the crime occurred and to identify the suspects involved.

Authorities are hoping that someone may have seen or heard something that can assist us with the investigation and the apprehension of the suspects. If you have any information regarding this crime, please call 911 immediately. To leave an anonymous tip, call 805-681- 4171. The victim was released from the hospital yesterday afternoon and is with her family.

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Initial press release provided by the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Department
2/23/14 12:00 pm

Isla Vista- Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputies and University of California Police Department Officers are working together to determine where a 19-year-old UCSB student was beaten and raped last night or early this morning by a group of suspects described as Asian males. The crime occurred sometime between 11 p.m. on February 22 and 4 a.m. this morning, February 23. Following the attack, the victim was able to return home to her residence in Isla Vista and notify her roommate and authorities. The victim was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries and an examination.

Sheriff's Deputies and UCPD Officers are searching the Isla Vista area and UCSB campus with the assistance of a Sheriff's K9 Unit to determine where the crime occurred and for information that will help them identify and locate the suspects.

If you have any information on this case, you are asked to call 9-1-1 immediately or to leave an anonymous tip call 805-681-4171.

Update: Sketches Released. Police have discovered further evidence of the sexual assault of a 19-year-old UCSB student on Sunday morning. (02/27/14)
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