Body Found in Search for Missing Oakland Investigator Sandra Coke, No Positive ID Yet (Update: Body Found ID’d as Missing Sandra Coke)
A body has been found, but has yet to be identified in the search for missing federal criminal investigator Sandra Coke. The body was found by Contra Costa County sheriff’s search and rescue teams in a woodsy area near Laguna Valley Park in Vacaville. Although the authorities have yet to positively identify the name of the individual they have found, they have called off searches for Coke. Sandra Coke has been missing since August 4, 2013, who was last seen Sunday evening with a paroled, high-risk sex offender, Randy Alana, 56. Friends of Coke say she briefly dated Alana more than 20 years ago.
A female body was discovered Friday afternoon in the area where California authorities were searching for a missing federal criminal investigator.
The body, which has yet to be identified, was found at about 1 p.m. in the area where officials were looking for Sandra Coke, who was reported missing since Sunday. Coke went missing after following a tip on her stolen dog.
Based on additional information obtained by the Oakland, Calif., Police Department, detectives decided to move their search-and-rescue location from the Vallejo, Calif., area to Lagoons Valley Park, an unincorporated area just outside of the city of Vacaville, Calif., according to Solano County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Daryl Snedeker.
For now, authorities have called off any additional searches.
Earlier, registered sex offender Randy Alana, 56, was identified as a person of interest in Coke’s disappearance.
UPDATE I: Sandra Coke: Body Identified as Missing California Federal Investigator.
The body of a woman found near a Northern California park last week was identified today as a missing federal investigator, according to authorities.
An autopsy completed by the Alameda County Coroner’s office confirmed the body as Sandra Coke, 50, Oakland police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson said during a news conference.
Watson declined to discuss Coke’s cause of death.