The U.S. Marshals Service is asking for the public’s help in finding a woman authorities believe is responsible for her mother’s death in 2014 in Prince George County.

Alana Renee Cole, now approximately 45 years old, disappeared shortly after the April 25, 2014, stabbing death of her mother, Lana S. Sears, at her Beechwood Manor home.

Cole was initially considered a person of interest, but was later charged with homicide by the Prince George County Police Department. In July 2014, the U.S. Marshals Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force joined the hunt for Cole.

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

In 2014, police said Lana Sears, 67, was found dead in the family home in the 1300 block of Marl Bank Drive after police received a 911 call from another daughter, who discovered the body.

She suffered stab wounds to her chest and stomach, according to court papers. Cole, who lived at the home, has mental health issues, court documents say.

The Marshals Service described Cole as a white female, 5 feet, 7 inches tall, weighing approximately 200 pounds with hazel eyes and brown hair. She has an interest in fishing, which may place her in locations near water. She also enjoys spending hours on the internet.

She should be considered armed and dangerous.

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 (800) 336-0102 or by email at usms.wanted@usdoj.gov.

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