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For Immediate Release

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October 24, 2017 USMS Office of Public Affairs; (703) 740-1699
Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, 804-339-9890
U.S. MARSHALS SEEK PUBLIC’S HELP IN LOCATING VIRGINIA WOMAN WANTED FOR KILLING MOTHER
Reward offered for information leading directly to fugitive’s arrest
ARLINGTON, Va. – The U.S. Marshals are seeking the public’s help in locating Alana Renee COLE, a woman authorities believe is responsible for her mother’s death in 2014.

On April 25, 2014, Cole allegedly stabbed her mother Lana Sears at her Beechwood Manor, Virginia, home. She was initially considered a person of interest, but was later charged with homicide by Virginia’s Prince George County Police Department. In July 2014, the U.S. Marshals Service - Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force joined the manhunt for Cole. U.S. Marshals hope with the public’s help they can bring her to justice.

Cole was last seen in her mother’s Virginia home after the alleged crime, but authorities believe she could be anywhere now.

Cole is a 5-foot-7 white female weighing approximately 200 pounds with hazel eyes and brown hair. She has an interest in fishing and spending hours on the internet.

“Because of the nature of her crime, Cole should be considered armed and dangerous,” said Norman. A reward is being offered for information leading directly to the fugitive’s arrest. Anyone with information is urged to contact the nearest U.S. Marshals Service office or the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102, or email usms.wanted@usdoj.gov.

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