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Police: FBI agent in Crownsville murder-suicide had no history of domestic violence

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A portrait of an estranged couple’s final days is slowly emerging in the wake of Wednesday’s apparent murder-suicide in Crownsville involving an FBI agent.

Police say 54-year-old David Raynor, an FBI veteran of 22 years, stabbed his estranged wife, Donna Fisher, before ending his life with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore officially ruled Fisher’s death a homicide and Raynor’s death a suicide Thursday, Anne Arundel police said.

Raynor and Fisher, whose bodies were found near Fisher’s Crownsville home, were embroiled in a divorce and custody case underway this week.

According to court records involving the couple’s pending divorce and 2016 separation, Raynor owned “firearms and ammunition believed to be in excess of 125 guns, rifles, grenade launchers and the like.” In court filings, Raynor acknowledged the collection. As for the grenade launcher, a weapon illegal to own in Maryland, FBI spokesman David Fitz said Raynor was not issued a grenade launcher by the bureau.

Lt. Ryan Frashure, spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Police Department, declined to comment on what items were seized from Raynor’s home as a result of the ongoing investigation.

Police had never been called to either Fisher’s home in Crownsville nor Raynor’s home in Annapolis for reports of domestic violence, said Frashure. Online court records show no charges of assault or domestic violence-related offenses involving the two. Nothing in court filings related to the divorce over the past year alludes to threats of physical violence.

While the two had been separated since Aug. 2016, according to court filings, “there is no hope or expectation of reconciliation.”

When discussing the two’s holdings, Fisher’s attorney wrote Raynor was concealing the fact he owned multiple firearms and weapons from the court during the early proceedings. In acknowledging the collection, Raynor said it was worth $18,000, while Fisher believed it was worth $50,000, according to court filings.

In filings, there were no accusations of any violent tendencies, with much of the proceedings focused on custody of their 10-year-old daughter and the value of the home at 515 Arundel Boulevard in Crownsville.

Nicholas Exarhakis, the attorney representing Fisher, declined to comment on whether Fisher had expressed any concern for her safety.

This story will be updated.

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