Police in Michigan have released a sketch of a man who they believe is a serial killer in the Flint area. (Aug. 10, 2010, NBC)
Updated: Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010, 11:18 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010, 8:55 AM EDT
FLINT, Mich. (AP) - A 16th victim has come forward as police continue their search for a knife-wielding serial stabber suspected of killing five people and injuring 11 others on Flint-area streets.
Anyone with information is asked to call a toll-free tipline at (866) 246-9500.
Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said Tuesday a 27-year-old Flint man told Michigan State Police that he was walking alone on the city's northwest side in the early morning hours July 27, when he was approached by a white man who asked for directions and stabbed him three times.
The victim, who is black, was treated at a hospital and released. All but two of Michigan's 16 victims were black.
The victim told police the suspect was driving a dark green Chevy S-10 Blazer with tan trim, with a model year ranging from 1995 to about 2004. The vehicle is linked to similar assaults in Toledo, Ohio and Leesburg, Va.