A body found last week in a north California park was positively identified Wednesday as Sandra Coke, 50, a missing federal investigator.
Oakland police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson would not discuss the cause of Coke’s death at a press conference Wednesday, according to ABC News.
Registered sex offender and Coke’s former boyfriend, Randy Alana, 56, may have a connection to the disappearance.
Alana and Coke were seen together on the day she disappeared, police said. He was arrested Aug. 6 on an unspecified parole violation.
A family friend, Laura Burstein, said Coke dated Alana more than 20 years ago. Another friend, Dan Abrahamson, said Alana recently reappeared in the area and reached out to Coke for help.
Alana was being held in the Santa Rita Jail without bail. He is considered a high-risk sex offender, with state records showing he has convictions for rape and kidnapping. It wasn’t immediately clear if he had an attorney.
Coke disappeared after leaving her Oakland home shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 4 after reportedly telling her 15-year-old daughter she was meeting with someone who had found her missing dog.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.