Rachel Cooke was on winter break from Mesa Junior College in San Diego and was staying with her parents in Georgetown, Texas. Rachel's father left for work and when her mother, Janet Cooke left at 8:00 a.m. on the morning of January 10th, 2002, Rachel was still sleeping on the couch. When Rachel awoke, she decided to take a jog. Rachel had been on her high school cross-country team and was taking regular four-mile runs in the morning. Police believe that she left her house around 9:30 a.m.
She was last seen jogging in her parents' Northlake subdivision in Georgetown, Texas, at approximately 11:30 a.m. Rachel has not been seen nor heard from since that time.
Her father, Robert arrived home around 3:00 p.m. to take Rachel shopping, but she wasn't home. Typically she would leave a note to tell her family of her whereabouts - even if she was going running. But there was no note and no Rachel.
Rachel was wearing a green sports top, gray shorts and Asics shoes. She was also carrying a yellow Walkman.
Rachel has pierced ears and a pierced naval. Both ears have multiple piercings, one ear having an upper piercing. She has tattoos of two heart shaped cherries on her left shoulder and a black star on her left foot.
Investigators are interested in knowing more about a suspicious white passenger sports car (possibly a Pontiac Trans Am or Camaro) that was seen in the area where she was jogging around 11:30 a.m. on January 10.
Witnesses reported seeing the vehicle traveling on Navajo Trail and turning southbound on Neches (which is approximately 100 yards from Rachel's home.) Neighbors identified the car as being an older model vehicle with a wide black stripe across its lower portion. Witnesses also claim to have seen two white males who appeared to be 17-21 years old driving the white sports car.
Birth Date: May 10, 1982
White Female with fair complexion
Missing From: Home in North Lake Area, Georgetown, Texas
Height: 5' 2"; Weight: 120 lbs
Hair: blonde with auburn streaks
If you have any information about RACHEL COOKE please call:
- Williamson County Crime Stoppers: 1-800-253-STOP
- Williamson County Sheriff's Department: (512) 943-1300
- Texas Equusearch: (281) 309-9500
Contributions may be made to support the continuing search efforts to bring Rachel home or other search activities needed in the future. These may be sent to:
First State Bank Central Texas
PO Box 1699
Georgetown, TX 78627
c/o Rachel Cooke.
A reward of up to $50,000.00 is offered for reliable information leading to the return or location of Rachel Cooke or to the identity of any person involved in her disappearance.