Nassau County Sheriff’s Office solves 2019 sexual battery case using DNA database

NASSAU COUNTY, Fla — Detective J.A. Carter with the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office recently solved a 2019 sexual battery using CODIS (Combined DNA Index System), a computer software program funded by the FBI which allows forensic laboratories to create searchable databases of authorized DNA profiles.


The CODIS software enables state, local, and national law enforcement crime laboratories to compare DNA profile electronically. On June 29, 2022, NCSO received a call of a person found deceased at the bottom of a pool on Franklin Rd in Hilliard.

The evidence on scene suggested that an individual attempted to make entry to the house due to bloody hand prints on the rear glass door. Detective Carter was able to identify the individual in the pool as Jimmie Lee Baldwin.

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Detective Carter took a sample of Baldwin’s blood from the door and sent it off to ensure that another individual couldn’t have left the hand prints.

In December of 2022 the results came back from CODIS as a match for the suspect in a sexual battery that occurred in Nassau County in June of 2019, that initially had no suspect information.

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The victim was contacted and advised that the suspect was Jimmie Baldwin who is now deceased and that the DNA returned matched the DNA recovered from the 2019 sexual battery. Below is a mugshot of Jimmie Baldwin.

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