Surveillance video captures William Coker on day of wife’s disappearance

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RIVERSIDE, Ohio (WDTN) – For the first time, the public is seeing new video and hearing new 911 calls that have helped police piece together clues in the case of missing woman Cheryl Coker.

Cheryl Coker’s body has not yet been found and William Coker is not under arrest despite being named as the one and only suspect in his wife’s murder.

Police gave as much detail as they felt comfortable sharing on Tuesday but remained tight-lipped about much of the investigation.

“We’re not sure where she’s at, we’re not sure where to start looking right now, and if we did, we would have done that by now.”

Police released new video in the hopes that someone, somewhere, will provide authorities with new clues.

“I can’t really talk about any sort of timeline about what we’re going to do, but I guess all I can do is stress the fact that we are very optimistic and very confident in this investigation,”

Three hours after Cheryl was last seen dropping off her daughter at school, new video shows a person dressed in all black parking Cheryl’s car in the Kroger parking lot and walking off.

Roughly 20 minutes later, a 911 call came from the Coker’s neighborhood. The caller told dispatchers, “There was this guy dressed in all black with a black hoodie on. As he walked across in front of me, he hid his face.”

Later, additional video from Spinning Hills Middle School shows that same person walking to the Coker’s back yard.

William Coker has been largely uncooperative with police but admitted to being home during that time period.

Another video shows William at that same Kroger later that night, with an apparent injury on his elbow.

Police say they have a “game plan” and will continue to “build this case until it can’t be built anymore.”

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