Cheryl’s mother, Mary Carroll, said her daughter was a devoted mother to her children.
“She would never, never be gone without calling her 15-year-old daughter,” she said.
Cheryl’s sister Margie Keenan reported her sister missing the night of Oct. 2.
“The pit of my stomach, something hurt, and I knew something wasn't right,” Keenan said.
All knew something was wrong when Cheryl’s SUV was found the next night with her purse and cellphone inside.
Police this morning released never-before-seen surveillance video.
>> Search for Cheryl Coker: Detective confirms suspect in Riverside woman's disappearance
It shows a man dressed in all black wearing a hoodie get out of her SUV and walk north toward Burkhardt Avenue. That same man was seen 20 minutes later behind Spinning Hills Middle School approaching the rear of the Coker home.
Detectives are not saying this is definitely Bill Coker, but today they named him as their suspect in his wife’s disappearance, and now homicide case.
“But the facts and the evidence surrounding this case makes him our prime focus at this time,” Riverside police detective Travis Abney said.
>> What happened to Cheryl Coker? Family desperate for answers
McHenry spoke to Cheryl’s sister-in-law Barb Carroll today by phone.
“I just don't understand how he could do that. How he couldn’t just let her walk away, why he had to do this to her family, to her children.”
Also, McHenry received an email this afternoon from Keenan, who called this new information troublesome and that she hopes the video and naming a suspect will bring additional information and closure so that Cheryl may be put to rest.
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