Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
On November 18, David left work around 10:30 p.m. It would be the last reliable sighting of David. The next morning, cops believe that David woke up and began his day the same as any other. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, David met with an employee of his around 7:00 a.m. The ranch hand, who police are not considering a completely reliable source, told detectives that he and David checked on a herd of cattle just a few miles from David's home. After attending to the cattle, David supposedly drove home on a four-wheeler. Cook has not been seen since that day. Later that day, on November 19, David missed a meeting that was scheduled with several of his business partners.
Everything in his home is intact and does not appear to have been searched through.
Both of his vehicles were left at his home. The only things missing are his cell phone and his eyeglasses.
As a full-time cattle rancher, David spent the early morning hours working on an 8,000-acre cattle ranch. David spent his afternoons and evenings working for the Kansas City Power & Light power plant.
According to David's sister, cattle theft was a problem that David sporadically encountered. Although there is no evidence, police think there is a chance that cattle rustling may have something to do with David's disappearance.
Extensive searches for David, conducted by Missouri authorities, friends, and family have yielded no conclusive evidence. Foul play is suspected.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Bates County Sheriff