September 10, 2018

DAYTONA BEACH — Authorities are investigating two rapes that occurred on northeast Florida beaches.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood has not ruled out if the two attacks were committed by the same suspect.

The latest incident was reported early Saturday morning. The previous rape happened about six miles south just before sunrise on Aug. 31.

Authorities said that both women were struck violently and suffered severe “facial trauma.”