Cheryl Coker disappeared four and a half months ago and we just found out recently that her estranged husband William “Bill” Coker has been at the center of the police investigation from the start.
News Center 7’s Mike Campbell worked to catch up with Bill Coker and did have a brief conversation with the man police now call a murder suspect.
Coker told us that he is not involved in his wife’s death. “I’ve never in my entire life hurt anyone,” he said.
“She was behaving in some risky behavior right before she disappeared and I haven’t really been willing to put that out there because I didn’t want (our daughter) to hear about it.”
Coker there referred to the couple’s 15-year-old daughter whom he said he is trying to protect.
Coker said he is innocent but isn’t sure how to protect himself now that police have named him a suspect.
Thank you for reading the Dayton Daily News and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.
Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Dayton Daily News. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.