Female battered in Neely Hall

By Luke Nozicka, @lukenozicka

A female reported she was battered by three people on Friday evening in her room in Neely Hall, according to an SIU Alert sent Saturday. 

The victim, whose cell phone was taken during the incident, received minor injuries and was provided medical care, according to the alert. 

The investigation is still very active and fluid,” SIU Police Chief Benjamin Newman said in a Twitter group message to reporters on Saturday.


The following are the suspect descriptions as provided in the alert:

The suspects are described as two females and one male between the ages 18 and 27 years. One suspect was a black male, 5’11 to 6’1” tall, wearing a camouflage t-shirt, black shorts, black socks, and lime green and black shoes, goatee, with hair in cornrows. The second suspect, a black female, approximately 5’0 to 5’4” tall, wearing a light colored tank top with a black pattern, blue jean shorts, gray shoes, white headband, and long black hair. The third suspect was a black female, 5’0” to 5’4” tall, wearing a blue baseball hat, sunglasses, black coat with a fur hood, black tank top, capri-style pants and black shoes.