The detectives wound up having to let Clarke Raines go, but they continued with their investigation. After getting surveillance from Beau Rivage, they saw that his mother actually had plans to return to the casino, since she didn’t have her personal belongings with her. But on the night before she disappeared, her son was seen walking into the casino and getting her things.
On top of this, the police got to search both Clarke Raines and his mom’s phones, where they discovered that he was using his mom’s credit cards after her death. All the while, the police department still couldn’t find the victim’s body, so they decided to place a tracking device on Clarke Raines’ car. Only a few days later, in the month of March, the tracker led them straight to his mother, who was buried in Baldwin County.