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Ninth victim comes forward in Fair Park rape investigation

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A ninth victim came forward on Thursday in the Fair Park serial rape investigation.

The latest victim was attacked at some point in late July according to Dallas police in the 2700 block of Morning Avenue.

All of the attacks happened between June 22 and Sept. 1, all in the early hours of the morning. Police have a DNA sample from one of the attacks and testing on it is being expedited.

The Southeast Patrol Division, the area where the rapes have occurred, has increased the number of uniformed and undercover officers on the street. On Thursday, mounted patrols were seen in the area where the attacks occurred.

At a community meeting Thursday night at the True Lee Missionary Baptist Church concerned residents asked questions about the investigation.

A sister of one of the victims says she was attacked at 4 a.m. walking home from a fast food restaurant.

At the hospital, the sister says she had a rape test done, and wonders why it's taken so long to get DNA results from the June attack.

Many angry South Dallas residents also pointed fingers at police for not doing enough. Others urged their neighbors to do more, by keeping watch and reporting anything suspicious.

Police said they have received more than two dozen tips since the media blitz began on Tuesday night about the series of rapes.

Police said the suspect is a black man, 25 to 30-years-old, between 5' 6'' and 5' 11'' and weighs about 200 pounds.

They said the suspect always wears a t-shirt and shorts, uses a piece of clothing to cover his face and wears glasses.

Police are also looking for a grey Honda Civic or older model grey Volvo Sedan.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for an arrest and indictment in this case.

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