Missing TN woman found dead in Weakley Co.

Weakley Co. deputies search for missing TN woman
Published: Jan. 12, 2016 at 12:23 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 12, 2016 at 8:06 PM CST
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WEAKLEY COUNTY, TN (KFVS) - A missing woman from Weakley County, Tenn. has been found dead.

The body of 57-year-old Cynthia Rainey was found about 8 a.m. Tuesday near a bridge State Route 190 in Weakley County, according to the Weakley County Sheriff's Department.

Her body was found about 1 mile from where she was last seen.

On Monday, Jan. 11 Garry Dudley called the Weakley County Sheriff's Department at 10 a.m. to report that his girlfriend, Cynthia Rainey, 57, went for a walk around 10 p.m. on Sunday and had not returned.

She reportedly left from a home on Jennifer Lane near the Jolley Springs Baptist Church located on state highway 54 near the Weakley County and Henry County line in northwest Tennessee.

The body has been sent to the medical examiner's office in Memphis, Tenn. for an autopsy.

Sheriff's deputies from the Henry County Sheriff's Department used tracking dogs and a helicopter from the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Deputies were being assisted by Weakley County deputies, the Weakley County rescue squad and Weakley County Emergency Management officials in the search for Rainey.

The case remains under investigation.

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