Shane Boice was arrested on January 2, 2019, for a 2012 home invasion rape in Belle Fourche, South Dakota.
A DNA profile of the suspect was produced from samples found at the crime scene. The FGG investigation was conducted by Parabon Nanolabs.
Boice pled guilty to this offence, and charges related to the home invasion were dropped as part of the plea agreement. In February 2021, he was sentenced to 45 years in prison.
Zionts reports that this case reportedly inspired the Sioux Falls PD to use the same method to solve the Baby Andrew case, described below.
Associated Press. “Man Gets 45 Years in Prison for Assault Case Solved with Genealogy.” Forensic Magazine, February 19, 2021. Accessed February 20, 2021. https://www.forensicmag.com/573435-Man-Gets-45-Years-in-Prison-for-Assault-Case-Solved-with-Genealogy/.
Rapid City Journal Staff. “Man Pleads Guilty to 2012 Belle Fourche Rape Case Solved Through DNA, Genealogy.” Rapid City Journal, September 11, 2020. Accessed December 11, 2020. http://geogen.org/man-pleads-guilty-to-2012-belle-fourche-rape-case-solved-through-dna-genealogy-rapid-city-journal/.
Zionts, Arielle. “Man Pleads Guilty to 2012 Belle Fourche Rape; Case Solved Through DNA, Genealogy.” Rapid City Journal, September 11, 2020. Accessed December 11, 2020. https://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/man-pleads-guilty-to-2012-belle-fourche-rape-case-solved-through-dna-genealogy/article_cb206d36-5446-5167-bebb-54e42df71e17.html?utm_campaign=snd-autopilot&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_Rapid_City_Journal&fbclid=IwAR3NT6w1m5d7Vm9U4-HXVL-dtG0QRPRNKU9pAlwzxYKNRs3VYCN8ovyIW-8.
Zionts, Arielle. “Police Chief: Ancestry Website, DNA Led to Suspect 7 Years After Rape Reported.” Rapid City Journal, January 11, 2019, last modified February 21, 2019. Accessed December 11, 2020. https://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/police-chief-ancestry-website-dna-led-to-suspect-years-after/article_2558d56d-fc73-5327-af24-def53262735e.html.