SUWANNEE, Fla. (TCD) — A wife and her two sons stand accused of killing the woman’s husband, who was found stabbed to death in a canal in 2021.
According to a news release from the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office, on Sunday, July 25, 2021, Cindy Rainey reported her husband, David Rainey, missing. Cindy Rainey told deputies she and her husband got into a dispute while on vacation. He reportedly walked out of their rental house and left his glasses, wallet, and cellphone behind.
Later that evening, the Sheriff’s Office said investigators found David Rainey submerged in a canal behind the family’s vacation rental house with multiple stab wounds to his chest. His death was ruled a homicide.
More than three years later, on Wednesday, Oct. 25, deputies arrested Cindy Rainey and her two sons, Bailey Rainey and Jack Rainey. Cindy and Bailey Rainey are currently in custody at the Flagler County Jail, while Jack Rainey is behind bars in Orange County. All three are being held on out of county warrants.
The Dixie County Sheriff’s Office says Cindy, Jack, and Bailey Rainey are being charged with tampering with evidence.