Florida woman and her two sons arrested for tampering with evidence in murder of their husband and father

Florida woman and her two sons arrested for tampering with evidence in murder of their husband and father

A Florida woman and her two sons have been arrested in connection to the murder of their husband and father, David Rainey.

Rainey was found stabbed to death in a canal behind a home he and his family had rented in Suwannee, Florida, in July 2021. His wife, Cindy Rainey, and their two sons, Bailey Rainey and Jack Rainey, have been charged with tampering with evidence.

Three family members arrested in connection to the murder of David Rainey in Florida

The three family members were arrested on October 25, 2023, two years after Rainey’s death. Investigators with the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office traveled to Bunnell, Florida, and arrested Cindy Rainey and Bailey Rainey with the assistance of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators then traveled to Orlando, Florida, and arrested Jack Rainey with the assistance of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. All three were charged with tampering with evidence.

Dad-of-two found stabbed to death in canal, wife and sons arrested for tampering with evidence

Rainey was found dead on July 25, 2021, submerged in a canal behind a home he and his family had rented in Suwannee, Florida.

He had been stabbed multiple times, and his death was ruled a homicide.

Florida dad found dead in canal after marital argument, wife and sons arrested

Rainey’s wife, Cindy, reported him missing the morning after he walked out of the home during a marital argument.

David left behind his glasses, wallet and cell phone. David’s body was eventually found in a canal in the backyard of the home they were renting, after an ‘extensive search.’

Florida family murder mystery: Woman and her two sons arrested for tampering with evidence in husband and father’s death

The Dixie County Sheriff’s Office has not released a suspect or a possible motive for the death of Rainey. The couple had been married for 21 years. David was born in Redlands, California, and later graduated welding school in New York.

Conclusion

The murder of David Rainey remains a mystery, but the arrest of his wife and sons for tampering with evidence is a significant development.

It is unclear what role the three family members played in Rainey’s death, but their arrests suggest that they may have knowledge of the crime. The Dixie County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate Rainey’s murder, and they are asking for the public’s help in solving the case.

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