Items found during Coker search not related to case

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RIVERSIDE, Ohio(WDTN)- A search for missing Riverside woman Cheryl Coker turned up items that were initially though to be of interest in her disappearance, according to David Rader of Texas Equusearch.

Monday, officials confirmed that those items were not related to Coker’s case.

The team conducted a large search for Coker on Saturday with the help of the public. 

Coker’s mother Mary Carroll said she was happy to see so many people, some who don’t know her daughter show up for the search. It’s been hard for us for six months for us to go through this. This has been a fantastic day, Carroll said.

Carroll said she’d hoped the search would turn up her daughter but was thankful for all the support. I couldn’t ask for more than they’ve already done and I appreciate all that, Carroll said.    

The search comes six months after Coker’s disappearance. The 46-year-old was last seen dropping off her daughter at school. Her vehicle was later recovered at a Kroger parking lot with personal items still inside.

Riverside police have since named her husband, William Coker, as their only suspect. Police said they were investigating her disappearance as a homicide. 

Several searched for Coker have been conducted in the past by both the Texas Equusearch team and friends of Coker

Rader said a private search was scheduled for Sunday without the public. Private teams including K9’s will be utilized. Locations for searches are not released to public to protect the investigation. 

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