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.
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.
The upcoming search will be the group’s third in the area.
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:
- Cheryl Coker homicide: EquuSearch, Riverside police search yields no results
- Cheryl Coker case: 'I've never in my entire life hurt anyone,' says husband
- Cheryl Coker's family devastated by double dose of bad news
- Cheryl Coker timeline: How police got to naming husband as suspect
- Search for Cheryl Coker: Detective confirms suspect in Riverside woman's disappearance
- New court documents filed in Cheryl Coker case
- Riverside police meet to discuss active investigation into Cheryl Coker's disappearance