FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – FWPD says that a fingerprint helped nail down the identity of a serial rapist.
Saying that over the last four years the City of Fort Wayne has had a series of rapes that have taken place, in the overnight hours, within a mile of each other, all in the South East part of the city.
The suspect would enter the residence through a window or door; rape and sometimes batter his victim. Officers and technicians have been working diligently to obtain enough information to identify a suspect. The police department had requested the help of the public, put out a composite of the possible suspect after using PARABON, a DNA profile that creates a composite sketch though DNA, all while examining every bit of information from every crime scene.
On August 31, 2017 DNA collected from a rape was analyzed by Indiana State Police Lab and was linked to two other unsolved rapes: one in 2015 and another in 2017 through CODIS (Combined DNA Index System). After submitting a rape kit for analysis to the Indiana State Police Lab, it was found that the kit matched two other previous rapes that had been previously submitted. The match did not reveal the identity of the suspect but did show that it was the same person involved in at least three rapes.
On March 27, 2019, Detectives were able to positively identify Marquise Donta Dozier through fingerprint evidence collected from one of the scenes. Acting on that information the suspect
Dozier was interviewed on March 28, 2019, and subsequently arrested after admitting his involvement in three rapes over the last four years.
This is an ongoing investigation by the Fort Wayne Police.