SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Friends and family gathered at Miller Park on Tuesday where the body of a local musician was pulled from the Sacramento River earlier in the day.
Investigators aren’t saying how Broughty Cole, 28, ended up in the river after being missing for more than a week. An autopsy will help answer some of those questions.
Eight days after anyone saw her son alive, Cole’s mother learned the painful truth—Broughty isn’t coming home.
Just hours after investigators found the body of the 28-year-old in the Sacramento River at Miller Park, a large crowd of Broughty’s family and friends gathered for a candlelight vigil.
The vigil had been planned near where his car was found days ago in hopes of bringing attention to the search effort, which ended with Tuesday’s discovery.
His parents briefly spoke to the crowd, thanking everyone for their support, and for the time many of them spent searching for their son.
Broughty would never miss a chance to play, so when he didn’t show up to a gig in Nevada City on Wednesday, that’s when everyone knew something wasn’t right.
During the search over the weekend, his family and friends found Broughty’s car in Miller Park. Dive teams didn’t take long to find his body in the Sacramento River on Tuesday.
Police say so far they’ve found nothing suspicious about his death.
HIs brother Kalan Sorion thinks he somehow died accidentally. For now, the family wants to focus on remembering him, and learning the truth later.
“He’s one of the most creative drummers that have ever lived,” Sorion said.
Broughty’s sister told CBS13 last week that a friend was the last to hear from him. Broughty called to say he was heading up to Grass Valley, but would stop at an ATM first.
Police are waiting for the autopsy to release any more information.