…then it is probably funky. And there is something funky about the case of Randy Alana, P20947, the unregistered registered sex offender suspected in the death of federal investigator Sandra Coke. (Note, I originally reported this number as P20949. I am unsure if I read my note wrong, wrote it wrong or was given it wrong.)
Apparently this guy was in violation back in June for failure to register. It also seems that a lot of the parole agents from the sex offender unit in the East Bay, where Alana was supervised from,are spending a lot of time handling non-sex offender case work due to the fact that the department laid off so many parole agents.
Alana was assigned to a GPS unit. Why didn't they put out a warrant on him when he left ddn't register or report? Were they doing the regular daily GPS tracking checks?
I will be happy to admit that it is possible this whole thing is a disconnected chain of coincidences. It is even possible that Alana had nothing to do with Ms. Coke's death. Unfortunately it is looking more and more like the guy was running loose for quite some time and nobody knew, or nobody cared enough to do anything about it.
Also the Oakland TRIBUNE is trying to dig up some background info on this guy and the department is being very reticent about the whole thing.
If anybody has any further hard info on this situation I wouldn't mind hearing about it.
UPDATE: I have recently been informed that the tracking info actually shows Alana moving at walking speed around the block where investigator Coke lived. That is where Alana was when his GPS quit sending. It is at this point unclear whether or not the Unit Supervisor and Agent of Record responded to the situation in a timely manner. In addition the fact that there was a stay-away order issued to Alana regarding Ms. Coke, presumably at her request, hit the news today. The Oakland PD has requested that no information be given out on the matter.