Update: BCC Attacker Left Behind Evidence
By Space Coast Daily // June 19, 2012
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – While Cocoa Police continue to search for a man who attacked a Brevard Community College employee Monday afternoon, crime scene technicians have uncovered evidence that may help identify a suspect.
Cocoa Police Department public infomation officer Barbara Matthews said police returning to the crime scene Tuesday morning found a blue BCC bag that contained valuable evidence.
“The bag contained a collapseable baton, black gloves, duct tape and a half empty soda bottle,” Matthews said. “In addition, there is a hair in the duct tape stuck to the bottle.”
She said police will now be checking each item for prints, as well as DNA.
“Investigators are encouraged that this evidence left behind by the attacker will lead police to their suspect,” Matthews said.
About 1:25 p.m. Monday a man entered the library on the Cocoa campus of the Brevard Community College.
He went to the second flood, proceeded to the south end of the building and entered the Provost’s office.
The suspect pushed an administrative assistant to the floor and began contact using a stun gun on her.
The suspect did not say anything to the victim, according to Matthews.
The victim was screaming and trying to protect herself from the attack when another employee heard the victim’s screams and came to her aid.
The suspect then left the building.
The victim, a 62-year-old woman, was transported to Wuesthoff Hospital in R0ckledge as a precaution.
Matthews said the suspect is described as a male who was wearing a gray hoodie sweatshirt which was pulled tightly around his face, he was wearing gloves and sunglasses.
BCC has provided police with a list of students who had recently made threats against the school or the administration.
Anyone who was in the area of the BCC library at the time of the attack and saw anyone fitting this description entering or leaving the library, is asked to call the Cocoa Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 321-637-6330.