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Texas EquuSearch aid in Cheryl Coker’s investigation

GREENE COUNTY — Texas EqqueSearch assisted Riverside Police in the investigation today, combing through the area where a hiker discovered Cheryl Coker’s body a week ago.

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Dave Rader, the president of the Midwest chapter of Texas EquueSearch and a dozen team members did a final exhaustive search of the Greene County field where Coker’s remains were discovered more than 18 months after the Riverside mother went missing.

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Rader's team cut back the rural, wooded area with overgrowth back to complete a grid pattern search.

Neither Greene County or Riverside detectives would discuss if anything significant was uncovered in the search, but people coming to place flowers on her memorial say the week’s efforts have already been significant.

“I’m so sad we know she’s gone but I’m so happy we found her,” Candie Zavakos told News Center 7′s Mike Campbell.

Candie and Connie Zavakos came to place flowers on Coker’s memorial and have been following her case since she disappeared on October 2 of 2018.

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"However long it takes, let it take that long but let's get justice for Cheryl," Zavakos said.

Searchers say getting answers for the family is what’s important to them.

“There’s a timing for everything and it was time for her to come home,” said Rader.