Two recent rapes in Macon County involving assailants unknown to the victims, both cases still unsolved, have left many women here on edge.
In early August, a woman living on Rose Creek Cove Road in the Cowee community was raped after a man broke into her home during daylight hours. Late last month, on Sept. 25, a woman in the Nantahala National Forest near Wayah Road was raped after stopping to help a man lying by the side of the road.
There also was a rape in the Cashiers area of Jackson County on Aug. 14. That suspect was identified as a Hispanic male.
The suspects in Macon County, however, are identified as white males, about 6-feet tall with short brown hair, both with green to blue eyes. The only variance in the descriptions is that the Rose Creek suspect was described as having a skinny to medium-sized frame; the woman in Wayah Bald said the man who raped her weighed about 200 pounds. ...Read the full article