North American Missing Persons Network
Rachel Louise Cooke

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Above Images: Cooke, circa 2002

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 10, 2002 from Georgetown, Williamson County, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: May 10, 1982
  • Age: 19
  • Height: 5'2-5'3"
  • Weight: 110-125 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Auburn streaks in hair.
    Two heart-shaped cherries tattooed on left shoulder. Black
    star tattooed on left foot near pinky toe. Ears are pierced
    multiple times with one piercing in the upper cartilage.
    Pierced navel.
  • Clothing: Green sports bra, a gray shirt tied around her
    waist, gray shorts or sweatpants, and white Asics or Adidas
    tennis shoes. Carried a bright yellow Sony walkman portable
    radio/cassette player with headphones.
  • NCIC Number: M-522142512
  • TXDPS Number: M0201004
  • Sheriff Case Number: 02-0100126
  • Dentals: Available
  • DNA: Available

  • Details of Disappearance

    Cooke was visiting her parents' home in the Northlake subdivision of Georgetown, Texas on winter vacation from her school, Mesa Junior College in San Diego, California. She was last seen by her family at 8:00 a.m. January 10, 2002, when her mother left for work. Cooke was still asleep at this time, on the couch.

    Cooke departed from her family's residence for her daily four-mile run during the morning hours that day, sometime after her mother left. She is believed to have started her run at approximately 9:30 a.m. She was last seen between 11:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. near Neches Trail, which is just 100 to 200 yards from her family's residence. Cooke's father discovered she was missing when he came home to take her shopping and could not find her. She never returned to their residence.

    Information is being sought from 2 young men, approximately 17-21 years of age, who were reportedly in the area the morning Rachel disappeared. They were driving an older model white Camaro or TransAm with a black stripe at the bottom.

    Cooke is not believed to have left of her own free will; foul play is suspected in her disappearance. Over the years, search teams have combed a more than 200-mile radius looking for any sign of her. Detectives have interviewed and re-interviewed people, racking up multiple suspects, but still have no explanation for her disappearance.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Williamson County Sheriff's Department
    (512) 943-1300
    (512) 943-1396
    Texas Department Of Public Safety
    (800) 346-3243

    Source Information
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    Texas Department of Public Safety
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