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  • Paul Kitagaki Jr. /

    Family members of Broughty Cole – from left in foreground, Kalan Sorion, brother; Evod Cole, father; Christine Cole, mother; and Jamaica Cole, sister – gather Tuesday with the late musician’s friends at a vigil/memorial at Miller Park.

  • Paul Kitagaki Jr. /

    Friends and family of missing musician Broughty Cole form a circle during a candlelight memorial /vigil at Miller Park Tuesday. 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.

  • Paul Kitagaki Jr. /

    Friends and family of Broughty Cole gather around a photo of the musician at Miller Park. His body was recovered Tuesday from the Sacramento River.

  • Paul Kitagaki Jr. /

    Tuesday’s vigil at Miller Park brought together Broughty Cole’s friends and family, many of whom had searched by car, on foot and by kayak along the Sacramento River for the local musician, who was last heard from late on March 3.

  • Courtesy of Cole family

    Broughty Cole Missing Person poster

Fund to aid family of Sacramento musician

Published: Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014 - 11:00 pm
Last Modified: Thursday, Mar. 13, 2014 - 7:59 am

A fund has been set up to assist the family of a young Sacramento musician whose body was found Tuesday in the Sacramento River.

The Broughty Cole Support Fund has been established at El Dorado Savings Bank to help with funeral arrangements and family support. The account number is 333069656. Donations also may be made to a PayPal account at

Cole, 28, grew up in Placerville and was a drummer with the group Lasher Keen. He disappeared March 3 and had been the subject of a weeklong search by family, friends and volunteers. His locked car was found Saturday along the river near Broadway and Marina View Drive in Sacramento. His body was discovered Tuesday during a search of the river coordinated by Sacramento police detectives. A coroner’s autopsy will determine the cause of death, but a police spokesman said Tuesday that there was nothing suspicious about the condition of the body.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.

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