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Broughty Cole is pictured on a poster.

Update: Police confirm body found in Sacramento River is that of missing musician

Published: Tuesday, Mar. 11, 2014 - 5:33 pm
Last Modified: Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014 - 6:24 pm

Authorities have confirmed that the body found in the Sacramento River today is that of a local musician who vanished more than a week ago.

A coroner’s autopsy will determine how Broughty Cole, 28, died. However, Sacramento police spokesman Officer Doug Morse said that so far in the investigation, there is nothing suspicious about the condition of the body.

With the assistance of the Yolo County sheriff’s marine unit and the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, Sacramento police detectives coordinated a search this morning for Cole, who was last heard from the evening of March 3. His body was discovered shortly before noon.

Cole’s locked car was found Saturday was found along the river near Broadway and Marina View Drive. Morse said there is nothing suspicious about the condition of the vehicle.

Cole, a drummer in the group Lasher Keen, planned to travel from his Sacramento home to a gig in Nevada City the night of March 3. He was last heard from by phone about 6:30 p.m. that night. He did not show up in Nevada City or a Tuesday event in San Francisco.

Before the news of the discovery, family and friends organized a vigil at 7 p.m. near the Sacramento Marina in Miller Park on Marina View Drive. A Facebook page dedicated to the search for Cole indicates that the gathering still will be held.


Call The Bee’s Kim Minugh, (916) 321-1038. Follow her on Twitter @Kim_Minugh.

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