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Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Press Release
May 4, 2015
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Contact: Florida Department of
Corrections Communications Office

(850) 488-0420

Secretary Julie Jones Urges Medical Examiner to Release Findings

TALLAHASSEE– Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Julie Jones today sent a letter to
Dr. Bruce A. Hyma, Chief Medical Examiner in Miami-Dade County, requesting that the Medical Examiner’s Office in Miami-Dade County expedite the release of its findings in the death of Darren Rainey.

Since the initiation of this investigation by the Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD), the Florida Department of Corrections has worked collaboratively with the MDPD, the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner’s Office, State Attorney’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and United States Department of Justice. The Department will continue to fully cooperate with our law enforcement partners and employ all available resources to ensure that a thorough investigation is completed as expeditiously as possible.


As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs more than 22,000 members statewide, incarcerates more than 100,000 inmates and supervises nearly 146,000 offenders in the community.

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