Search For Missing Investigator Called Off After Woman’s Body Discovered In Vacaville
VACAVILLE (CBS13) — The search for an investigator may have ended with the discovery of a body in the Lagoon Valley area of Vacaville.
Investigators haven’t identified the body outside of saying it’s a woman. They say an official identification won’t come until next week.
Search and rescue teams canvassed several areas of Solano County on Friday looking for federal investigator Sandra Coke. She’s been missing since Sunday.
At around 2 p.m., they found a woman’s body not far from Lagoon Valley Park. Oakland Police developed information that led them to a remote, rural road near Interstate 80.
“There’s nobody ever really on the Cherry Glen extension. It’s isolated.
Even though investigators haven’t identified the body, they’ve called off the search efforts for the missing Oakland woman.
Oakland Police have named Randy Alana as a person of interest in the case. They say the two dated 20 years ago and were last seen together on Sunday, the same day she disappeared.
Alana was recently released from prison and he has prior convictions for rape and kidnapping. Officers arrested Alana earlier this week on an unrelated parole violation.
While he’s a person of interest, he hasn’t been charged with any type of crime in Sandra’s disappearance.
News that a body was discovered in this quaint part of Vacaville spread quickly. Many were surprised that it would happen in such a peaceful part of town.
“This is an incredibly beautiful area, a quiet and calm area and so for people, something like this happens, it’s very random,” said Pastor Jon Harris of the nearby New Life Church.