North American Missing Persons Network
Willie Cooper

Above Images: Cooper, circa 2000

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 21, 2000 from Madisonville, Madison County, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: August 5, 1925
  • Age: 74
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Weight: 214 lbs
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Cooper was balding
    at the time and had a thin moustache.
  • Medical Conditions: Cooper has been diagnosed with
    Alzheimer's Disease.
  • Clothing: Gray knit shirt with the Texas Rangers logo
    imprinted on the front, black pants and a black plain baseball cap
  • NCIC Number: M-290894280

  • Details of Disappearance
    Cooper was last seen in Madisonville, Texas on June 21, 2000. He was last seen shortly after midnight at his home on Fairview Avenue, just south of Interstate 30 near Samuell Grand Park. He drove away from his home before dawn while his wife of 52 years was asleep. Family members say he may have tried to drive his 1995 Chevrolet pickup to his hometown, Daingerfield in northeast Texas, but police later found the vehicle in Fairfield, which is along Interstate 45 about halfway between Huntsville and Dallas. The truck had overheated. Investigators inspected the locked truck and said there were no signs of foul play.

    Mr. Cooper is an Army veteran who fought in World War II.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Texas Department Of Public Safety

    Source Information
    Texas Department Of Public Safety
    The Dallas Morning News