Sendal is a detective in charge of the murder of Elise Rainier .

Insidious: Chapter Two

At the beginning of Insidious 2, he interviews Renai about the murder. She claims she believed Josh about not murdering her. Though Sendal doesn't believe either of them, evidence soon would "prove" Josh is innocent. He call Renai to claims her husband's fingerprint does not match and had no idea.