The Murder of Brianna Denison
Other Previous UNR Attacks
Another earlier attack, which had occurred on October 22, 2007, against another female UNR student in a UNR parking garage, was also considered possibly linked to the other assaults. In that case, a UNR student had been raped in the parking garage. Detectives said that the circumstances of the assault and the attacker's method of operation were similar to the other cases, but the October case was not immediately connected to the others.
Reno investigators told America's Most Wanted the suspect appeared to be seeking dominance and power over his victims, escalating in the severity of his attacks. All of the female victims were similar in appearance: petite with long, straight hair.