Cornell Police Searching for Installer of Campus Bathroom Camera

March 5, 2015 10:03 pm0 comments

By GABRIELLA LEE 

Cornell Police are seeking public help in identifying a male individual involved in placing a camera in a women’s bathroom in Jameson Hall last year, the University reported Thursday.

In a continued effort to identify the male responsible for the camera, investigators released a new image and short video extracted from the camera, which appear to show the individual.

The camera — which was “covertly” placed in a first-floor bathroom of a North Campus dormitory — was discovered by a Cornell staff member last May, according to the release. The employee reported the camera to her direct supervisor, who then notified police.

An image of the suspect was recovered from the camera after its discovery, which police distributed and sought help in identifying the man last year, The Sun previously reported.

New images and videos of a higher resolution were extracted from the camera with assistance from the New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center and have since been distributed to the media, according to the release.

The University urges anyone who knows the identity of the individual to contact police or send in an anonymous tip through CUPD’s Silent Witness Page.