Help the US Marshals Catch a Killer, Alana Renee Cole, Reward

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

Nationally the United States Marshals Service fugitive programs are carried out with local law enforcement in 94 district offices, 85 local fugitive task forces, 7 regional task forces, as well as a growing network of offices in foreign countries.


The U.S. Marshals Service is the nation’s primary fugitive hunting organization and captures more federal fugitives each year than all other law enforcement agencies combined.

Annually, U.S. Marshals arrest more than 50 percent of all federal fugitives and serve more federal warrants than all other federal agencies combined.

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