Accused serial attacker captured in North Austin



Posted on May 1, 2013 at 7:10 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 12:18 PM

AUSTIN -- An accused serial rapist is off the streets.

Edgar Casas, 25, is now in police custody. He was arrested around 10:20 p.m. Tuesday on West Longspur Boulevard.

According to police, someone gave them a tip that Casas might be inside a residence in North Austin. They found him inside and arrested him.

On Tuesday APD released a public flyer for an accused serial attacker they were searching for.

The flyer includes the first real photo of the accused attacker the public has seen. Previously, there was only a police sketch.



Casas is accused of sexually assaulting at least eight women and is also wanted for the aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Police said, in most situations, Casas approached the victims in parking lots or laundry rooms of apartment complexes.

KVUE News went to the scene Tuesday where Austin police believe Casas attacked last, an apartment complex in the 8000 block of Gessner in North Austin.  It’s the same place a 13-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in the complex laundry room in the middle of the day on Monday.

Neighbors in the area were on edge. 

“Yes I was here. I was in my apartment at the time it happened. If there are tennis shoes in the dryer flopping I can hear that in my apartment and I didn't hear anything so it was really scary to me,” said Lita Wilson, a neighbor who lives a few feet from the laundry room where the teenager was assaulted. 

“We're all scared to death. We're scared to death. It would mean everything, we want him caught,” added Wilson who also told KVUE that women in the area are now walking in pairs for safety.