Crews searching for missing investigator find body

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.

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