Press release from Alachua County Sheriff’s Office and Dixie County Sheriff’s Office
This morning, shortly before 6 a.m., deputies responded to a home in the 10000 block of SW 27th Avenue after a family member requested a well-being check on Paul Reinhart and his children. While responding, deputies also learned that Paul Reinhart had made several cryptic Facebook posts overnight and had also sent concerning texts to family.
Upon arriving at the home in Alachua County, deputies were unable to locate Paul Reinhart or either of his children, Rex, 14 years of age, or Brody, 11 years of age. His vehicle was also not present at the residence.
An extensive search was initiated at several locations within Alachua County. Deputies also learned that Paul Reinhart had a home in Dixie County. Dixie County deputies were able to locate Reinhart’s van at a residence in their county that was found to be on fire. Upon extinguishing the fire, Dixie County deputies discovered three deceased individuals in the residence. Deputies presume these to be the bodies of Paul Reinhart and his two children. Dixie County authorities and FDLE will work with the Medical Examiner to make positive identification.
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