Still no arrests one year after Cheryl Coker’s husband named suspect in her disappearance

Miami Valley News

RIVERSIDE, Ohio (WDTN) – Riverside Police say they are still actively investigating the disappearance of Cheryl Coker, executing search warrants as recent as this week regarding the case.

Wednesday, the department released a statement on the status of the investigation, saying they are “committed to locating Mrs. Coker and bringing the suspect responsible for her disappearance to justice.”

Over the last 17 months the Riverside Police Department has continuously investigated the disappearance of Cheryl Coker, a resident of the City of Riverside.  Countless hours have been dedicated to investigating and following up with any information into the circumstances surrounding Cheryl’s disappearance.

The Riverside Police Department has partnered with Federal, State, and Local agencies as a part of this ongoing investigation.  We have also consulted with the Montgomery County Prosecutors Office as this investigation continuously develops. As recent as this week search warrants were executed in regards to this investigation.

Riverside Police Department

Coker was last seen in October of 2018. Her disappearance has since been deemed a homicide.

Wednesday also marked one year exactly since police announced Coker’s husband, William or “Bill” Coker as the only suspect in her disappearance but he has never been charged and no arrests have yet been made.

On January 13, Coker’s disappearance was the subject of a People’s Magazine article and an Investigation Discovery piece.

Last year, vigils were held in April for her 47th birthday and in October, on the one year anniversary of her disappearance.

In the last year and a half, volunteers, police cadets, and Texas Equusearch have conducted around a dozen searches for Coker as her family and friends remain hopeful for justice.

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