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Cheryl Coker homicide: Texas EquuSearch plans 2-day search this weekend

RIVERSIDE — A search and recovery organization is planning a two-day search this weekend for missing Riverside mother Cheryl Coker, whose disappearance is considered a homicide.

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The Midwest chapter of Texas EquuSearch announced Tuesday on social media that a team will be in the area Saturday and Sunday.

Coker, 47, was last seen Oct. 2. Her disappearance is considered a homicide, and the Riverside Police Department announced last month that Coker’s husband, William “Bill” Coker, is a suspect. He has not been charged and has told News Center 7 that he is innocent: “I’ve never in my entire life hurt anyone,” he previously said.

Texas EquuSearch will not announce where they will search, and Director David Rader is urging people who spot them to not stop, photograph or reveal their location to protect the criminal investigation.

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Posted by Texas Equusearch Ohio / Midwest Chapter on Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The upcoming search will be the group’s third in the area.

>> Cheryl Coker homicide: Group continues search for missing Riverside woman

On Saturday, approximately 15 to 20 people using trained dogs and ATVs searched an undisclosed wooded area for Cheryl Coker. The group also searched areas in Riverside on Feb. 24.

News Center 7 has been following this story extensively since Coker was reported missing. Read below for our full coverage on her disappearance: