September 18, 2014
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Authorities in California have found a woman's body in an area where investigators are searching for a missing federal investigator.
Oakland police say the body was discovered around 2 p.m. Friday near Laguna Valley Park in Vacaville, where crews have been looking for 50-year-old Sandra Coke of Oakland.
Officer Johnna Watson says the body has not been identified and will be taken to the Solano County Medical Examiner.
Coke, a capital case investigator for the federal public defender's office in Sacramento, was last seen in Oakland on Sunday.
On Thursday, Oakland police identified Coke's former boyfriend, 56-year-old Randy Alana, as a person of interest in the case. He and Cooke were seen together Sunday.
Alana, a registered sex offender, was arrested on an unspecified parole violation on Tuesday.