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Police say the suspect followed some residents into the hall and took the elevator up to the fourth floor. Police say the suspect followed some residents into the hall and took the elevator up to the fourth floor.
The student who lives in that room says she's so scared, she's leaving campus. Heartland News agreed not to identify her as she shared her story. The student who lives in that room says she's so scared, she's leaving campus. Heartland News agreed not to identify her as she shared her story.
According to Chief Doug Richards they stepped up security with continuous patrols and they want students to monitor doors and keep them locked. According to Chief Doug Richards they stepped up security with continuous patrols and they want students to monitor doors and keep them locked.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

It was a big shock for student who live in one Southeast Missouri State University dorm.

They say, Saturday night a man somehow got into a dorm room and used a girl's shower.

Now, the university police want to know more about that man as they beef up campus security.

It all happened in Vandiver Hall.

Police say the suspect followed some residents into the hall and took the elevator up to the fourth floor.

The student who lives in that room says she's so scared, she's leaving campus. Heartland News agreed not to identify her as she shared her story.

"It really, really freaks me out," said the student.

Teary eyed, the young woman described what happened on the fourth floor Saturday night. She says her roommates discovered a man had taken a shower in their suite.

"She informed me that it was a homeless man and that he had snuck into my room and he had taken a shower, fully clothed and used my razor," said the student.

She said the man had to make it through a lot of locked doors to get there.

"We were figuring it all out and it's just weird," said the student. "We don't like it that he made his way through our locked doors to our room and into my bathroom," she said.

Several students say the man wandered around the hall and wrote his name on another student's door.

"I mean we used to keep our doors unlocked," said Hannah Bard, who lives on the fourth floor across the hall from the unlocked room the man walked into. "Now I walk right into the room and lock the door."

Eventually students say a male resident got the man to leave and they immediately called campus police.

"I don't want to walk on campus by myself anymore," said Bard.

According to Chief Doug Richards they stepped up security with continuous patrols and they want students to monitor doors and keep them locked. He said they have a suspect, and have launched a full investigation to track him down.

Students say they did some checking of their own. They looked up that name left on the student's door on facebook, and believe the man is the same individual that they say followed them near the river.

"We were pretty much convinced that was him," said the unnamed student. She said they asked students who saw the man if he was the same person as well. "I mean I looked him in the eye at the river. I can't say for sure if it was a coincidence. We were pretty shaken up feeling even worse than before."

Since it was her shower he allegedly used, this student said it's all just too much. She's now trying to work out a way to continue working on her nursing degree from home.

"It's really sad and this is the only place I wanted to go, but I'm scared," said the student.

The university wants to stress the campus is safe. In fact, it is ranked as the safest four-year school in Missouri for three years in a row.

Campus police say they are working with residents' hall advisors to make sure students know to watch entrances and keep doors locked.

Chief Richards said charges could be pending as the investigation continues. He said they encourage students to report all unusual subjects and activity.

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