Third rape suspect identified

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – UNM Police Department says they have identified the third suspect accused of raping a female student earlier this month.

UNMPD said they will not release his identity until charges are filed but they did obtain a search warrant for the suspect’s DNA Friday.

The investigation began when a female student reported to UNMPD that Lobo athlete Crusoe Gongbay, former UNM student Ryan Ruff and an unidentified man gang raped her in a car and dropped her off at Casa Dorms on April 13th.

Officials say the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact UNM Police at 277-2241 by phone or online at and submit an anonymous tip. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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