Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Rae was last seen on August 25, 2004 in West Palm Beach, Florida. She normally keeps in daily contact with her mother, and would never leave her son, according to family members. Tener, who worked as a maid, liked to party and had on occasion left her then-13-year-old son for several days, but she would never have abandoned him. Rae never picked up her last paycheck, and her car was parked in front of her home.
In 2007, Tener's neighbor, Mark Barrow, was found guilty of murdering Tener. He was sentenced to life in prison. Barrow confessed to his ex-girlfriend and the victimís blood was found in his van. Barrow disliked Tener because he believed she was a bad influence on his live-in girlfriend. He pushed Tener out the door of his trailer, according to the prosecutor, where she hit her head on some steps. Barrow proceeded to pummel Tener with a rock before stuffing her in a garbage bag and hauling her body out west in his work van. At a western canal, Barrow continued to beat Tener with a sledgehammer and then tightened a plastic zip tie around her neck before throwing the body into the water.
Tener's body has never been found, but a small amount of her blood was discovered in Barrow's work van.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office
The Family of Rae Tener
Florida Department of Law Enforcement