Police don’t know much about this dangerous person except that he went by the name of Wadada. They also know that he is responsible for the brutal rape and attempted murder of a 17 year old University of New Mexico college student on December 7th, 1988 in Albuquerque. The student nearly died from her injuries but identified the transient Wadada as her attacker.
Wadada left the area and has never been seen since. He was described as being five foot seven to five foot nine (170 to 175 centimeters) with a thin build at the time. He was fluent in the Spanish language but was said to have an accent that may have been from a French Caribbean island or Ethiopian. Wadada has several features that make him very recognizable. He has deformed right arm in which the hands for a claw shape (bent). His hands have burn scars on the front and back of them. Wadada claimed he was born in Guyana and that he lived in various areas such as Santa Fe, New Mexico; Miami, Florida; and Brooklyn, New York. He often survived by befriending people and asking for money and living arrangements. He considers himself an artist and has used that to support himself financially and through the kindness of strangers. For more information about this case please click here.