Salt Lake police say a 15-year-old girl was raped early Sunday as she was walking home.

The girl told police she took a shortcut home behind a building at 700 North Redwood Road about 2:45 a.m. and noticed a man following her. When she asked what he wanted, he told her to shut up or he'd kill her, a report said.The man clamped his hand over her mouth, dragged her to the north side of the building, ordered her to undress and then raped her. He then wrapped her coat around her head and ordered her to count to 30 before removing it, according to a police report.