Missing Florida man found dead in park eight miles from his abandoned car

A missing Florida man has been found dead in a park as the search for his girlfriend continues after they disappeared in suspicious circumstances. 

Police confirmed the body of Trodarius Rainey, 26, was found in a wooded part of Lake Jesup Park on Saturday morning.

The 26 year old was found eight miles away from where his car was discovered abandoned on New Year’s Eve. 

He was last seen the night before with his girlfriend Tiffany Nicole Church, 35, who is still missing. 

The body of Trodarius Rainey, 26, was found in a wooded area in Lake Jesup Park, Florida on Saturday

Rainey's girlfriend Tiffany Nicole Church, 35, is still missing

The body of Trodarius Rainey, 26, (left)was found in a wooded area in Lake Jesup Park, Florida on Saturday and police are still trying to find his girlfriend Tiffany Nicole Church, 35 (right)

Rainey's bod was discovered eight miles away from where his abandoned car was found on New Year's Eve

Rainey’s bod was discovered eight miles away from where his abandoned car was found on New Year’s Eve

Following the discovery of his body, Rainey’s death is now being investigated as a homicide.  

Rainey’s 2021 black Toyota Camry, with Florida tag JKMN34, was discovered early on December 31 at 1980 Cameron Avenue, Sanford. 

Police say evidence found within the vehicle indicate the couple’s disappearance is suspicious and Church is considered to be endangered. 

The search for the 35-year-old woman continues and the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office put a out a plea to the public for any information as to her whereabouts. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office or Crimeline at (800)423-TIPS.

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