Experts: Kathy Taft Killer May Be Teen

As Raleigh police try to solve the slaying of a state school board member, a forensic psychologist and a former FBI agent say they think the investigation could point to an assailant who is a teenage boy.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Wednesday that former police profiler Michael Teague said statistics indicate that a person who would sexually assault and severely batter a woman in her 60s is usually a teenager.

Board of Education member Kathy Taft of Greenville died in March after an assault at a Raleigh home where the 62-year-old was staying. Police have not specified potential suspects.

Retired FBI agent Frank Perry said more than six of 10 sexual assault cases involving an older woman led to an attacker in his mid-20s and younger.

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