Rayshawn Hundley

Rayshawn Hundley, 47 years old, was arrested on October 4, 2021, for a home invasion rape of a minor that took place on December 31, 1995, in Cleveland, Ohio. The victim was a 16-year-old girl from Alabama who was visiting her aunt in Cleveland for the holidays. An unknown male broke into the home while she was sleeping and sexually assaulted her in her bedroom. He stole a VCR and several cassette tapes. A SAK was taken from the victim in the hospital.

A DNA profile from the SAK was obtained in 2015. The suspect, known as “John Doe #102” was chosen as one of 20 priority cases for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office’s G.O.L.D. (Genetic Operations Linking DNA) Unit. The funding for this project was provided by the U.S. Department of Justice in October of 2020. The G.O.L.D.

The FIGG investigation was conducted by Barbara Rae-Venter of Firebird Forensics. The initial confirmation was made through surreptitious sampling.

Hundley is charged with rape, kidnapping, and aggravated burglary in Cuyahoga County. The victim of this sexual assault passed away in August of 2021, before the identity of her attacker could be confirmed to her.


Anderson, Chris. “3 ‘Most Wanted’ Suspects Identified in Decades-Old Cuyahoga County Sexual Assault Cases.” Cleveland 19 News, December 28, 2021. Accessed January 9, 2022. https://www.cleveland19.com/2021/12/28/3-most-wanted-suspects-identified-decades-old-cuyahoga-county-sexual-assault-cases/.

Belle, Cris. “Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Identifies Three More Sexual Assault Suspects on ’20 Most Wanted’ List.” Fox 8 News, December 28, 2021. Accessed January 9, 2022. https://fox8.com/news/cuyahoga-county-prosecutor-identifies-three-more-sexual-assault-suspects-on-20-most-wanted-list/.

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office. “Ohio’s G.O.L.D. Unit IDs 3 More Sexual Assault Suspects from 20 Most Wanted.” Forensic Magazine, January 5, 2022. Accessed January 9, 2022. https://www.forensicmag.com/582405-Ohio-s-G-O-L-D-Unit-IDs-3-More-Sexual-Assault-Suspects-from-20-Most-Wanted/.

Shaffer, Cory. “Cuyahoga County Prosecutors’ Genealogical DNA Unit IDs Three More Men Accused of Raping Women in the 1990s.” Cleveland.com, December 27, 2021. Accessed January 9, 2022. https://www.cleveland.com/court-justice/2021/12/cuyahoga-county-prosecutors-genealogical-dna-unit-ids-three-more-men-accused-of-raping-women-in-the-1990s.html.


First Name Rayshawn
Last Name Hundley
Other Names
Victims 1 (Details)
IGG Started 2020-10-00
Case Cleared 2021-10-04
IGG Org Barbara Rae-Venter; Firebird


Case ID Name Age Case Opened Location Investigating Org Most Serious Charge Disposition Court
1600 n/a Jane Doe 16 1995-12-31 Cleveland, OH Cuyahoha CO GOLD; SAK TF All sexual offenses, including rape, sexual assault, and child molestation Case is currently pending before the court Cuyahoga CT COM PL

Last updated: February 13, 2024

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Case data and narrative licensed under CC BY 4.0: Dowdeswell, Tracey (2023), “Forensic Genetic Genealogy Project v. 2022”, Mendeley Data, V1, doi: 10.17632/jcycgvhm96.1. All other content, including photos, have been added.