OAKLAND (KCBS / KPIX 5) — Authorities gathered in Vallejo Thursday night to conduct a search in connection with the disappearance of 50-year-old federal investigator Sandra Coke. Meanwhile, a man who once dated Coke has been detained and questioned in the case.
According to police, the search is taking place at the Solano County Fairgrounds and Lake Chabot, near Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. More that 50 local, state and federal investigators are combing an area around overnight for any clues involving the disappearance of Coke, Oakland police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson said.
Police told KCBS that 56-year-old Randy Alana has been questioned in Coke’s disappearance. Alana was arrested earlier this week on a parole violation and is a registered sex offender.
Friends of Coke said she briefly dated Alana more than 20 years ago. They also said he had been in touch with him recently and that she was trying to help him get his life back in order.