Murder victim’s wife, sons arrested in 2021 family vacation demise

Authorities in Dixie County have arrested a widow and her two sons in relationship with the loss of life of a guy in 2021 whose human body was identified in a canal just after a family members trip. 

The scenario requires David Rainey, 52, of Palm Coast, Florida, who was located stabbed to death in July 2021 for the duration of a holiday to Suwannee, where by Rainey’s family members and mates experienced rented a home. 

These arrested in the scenario involve Rainey’s spouse, Cindy Sue Rainey, 48, and sons, Bailey William Rainey, 21 and Jack Davis Rainey, 19. All have been struggling with expenses of tampering with evidence, a felony, evidently in connection with dumping Rainey’s body in the canal following he was stabbed. None was billed with murder or relevant crimes in the case.

Cindy Rainey, who was being held in the Flagler County Jail, described her husband missing in July 2021 and explained he had walked absent from the getaway rental in Suwannee just after an argument. He still left driving his eyeglasses, wallet and cellphone.

Afterwards that night, Dixie County sheriff’s deputies discovered David Rainey in a canal at the rear of the vacation rental. He was nonetheless in the very same dresses he was final witnessed carrying and experienced stab wounds to his upper body. Authorities established he experienced been placed in the water right after he was stabbed.

David Rainey is viewed before his demise on July 25 2021. His human body was discovered in a canal driving the family’s vacation house in Suwannee donning the similar apparel in the photograph. (Facebook)

The sheriff’s business office introduced the family’s arrests Friday. They have been arrested before this 7 days.

David Rainey’s mom, Frances June Archibald of Vero Beach, submitted a civil lawsuit this summer months in Flagler County against her daughter-in-law, grandsons and two other folks. The lawsuit, which is still winding its way by the courts, seeks a lot more than $50,000 in damages and accuses the defendants of interfering with and mishandling David Rainey’s dead physique immediately after his demise.

Archibald declined to explore the circumstance Friday.

Jack and Bailey Rainey’s protection lawyer in the civil lawsuit, Marc Dwyer of Flagler Seaside mentioned he has not witnessed any evidence in the prison circumstance against his shoppers.

“They are harmless right up until proven guilty right until the state proves them responsible,” Dwyer reported. “The only detail I know is that they are not (guilty).”

Five days after David Rainey’s death, both Bailey and Jack Rainey begun a GoFundMe account named “In remembrance of David Rainey’s everyday living,” asking for “a charitable donation be manufactured to his son’s Bailey & Jack for their future.” So much, donors have contributed $475.


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