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Person of Interest Sought In Garden District Abduction And Rape

Wednesday afternoon, New Orleans police released a photo of a person of interest in the carjacking, abduction, and rape of a woman in the Garden District.

Police say the man in the photo is not a suspect.  They say they want to speak with him about Monday’s attack.

Also Wednesday, police recovered the woman’s car in the 800 block of Dorgenois, and Crimestoppers announced an increase in the reward to $6,000.

New Orleans police say they’ve also assigned a task force to patrol the area where the attack happened to help calm neighbors’ nerves and watch for suspicious activity.