A rape was reported early Sunday morning, according to an IU-Notify alert. Police believe the rape happened shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday outside Eigenmann Hall.
The victim, who is an IU student, was struck in the head before the incident and did not see the attacker, IU Police Department Capt. Craig Monroe said. Police have not spoken with the victim.
An acquaintance of the victim provided police with details when reporting the incident around 1 a.m. Sunday, according to a crime notice email. The victim did not want to make a report.
Police said they have not identified any suspects yet, but the person is believed to be male.
The IU-Notify alert was sent out for everyone’s safety and to keep people out of the area while it was being searched, police said. IUPD received no other similar reports Saturday night.
IUPD officers searched the surrounding area around 2 a.m. for evidence. IUPD Sgt. Kyle Moulden said IUPD detectives will keep investigating the case, and police will keep an eye on the area.
This story has been updated with more information from the IU Police Department.
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