DNA leads to arrest in 2006 Bloomington rape case

Jamison Beedie (Image provided by Bloomington Police)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WTHR) - Bloomington Police arrested a man on Friday in a rape investigation that began in March of 2006.

Jamison A. Beedie, 47, of Heltonville was arrested and charged with rape and burglary in the case after his DNA matched DNA collected during the investigation.

Police say that on the night of March 28, 2006, they were called to an apartment in the 300 block of East 2nd Street to investigate a sexual assault.

A woman arrived home and, expecting her boyfriend to arrive soon after, left her unlocked while she showered. But another man entered the bathroom holding one of her kitchen knives. He forced her into a bedroom where he sexually assaulted her.

The victim’s boyfriend arrived and walked into the bedroom, where he saw the suspect on top of the victim. The man got away at that point.

The woman went to the hospital and was examined for sexual assault.

On Feb. 5, 2019, Bloomington Police were notified that DNA evidence collected during the 2006 assault investigation had been matched to an offender who was tested after his arrest in Lawrence County in late 2018.

Detectives went to Lawrence County on Friday and arrested Beedie.

Beedie is now in the Monroe County Jail.