Family prays Cheryl Coker will be brought home

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RIVERSIDE, Ohio(WDTN)- Six months after the disappearance of Cheryl Coker, coming together is what’s helping to soothe the pain for her the missing woman’s family and friend.

Mary Carroll, Coker’s mother thanked the nearly 100 people who attended a balloon launch for her daughter Tuesday night. 

“I love my daughter and I want her to come home. I just can’t believe it’s been six months since she’s been gone,” Carroll said.

Pastor Jay Keaton lead the group in a prayer. “The most important thing is when people come together for one common cause and we can lay aside every other difference that you might have,” Keaton said.

Everyone in attendance prayed they could soon learn what happened to Coker.

Along with the Riverside Police Department, the professionals at Texas Equusearch is actively looking for Coker. They’ve held a number of searches in undisclosed areas across the Miami Valley. The largest one was held Saturday.

“I don’t think that we’ve missed her. We’ve been very precise. We’ve been very meticulous in how we’re doing our searches,” said David Rader, Texas Equusearch Midwest Chapter Director.

There will be another large-scale search this Saturday, April 6 in Riverside. If you want to help, meet at St. Helen’s Church at 8:00 am. You MUST BE ABLE TO SEARCH UNTIL 5:00pm. You will be shuttled to an undisclosed search loaction and must present a valid ID. 

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