Missing Since: 01/10/02
Missing from: Georgetown, Texas
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: 05/10/82
Age at disappearance: 19
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Hazel
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.
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.
Dentals: Not Available
Details of Disappearance
Cooke was visiting her parents’ home in the Northlake subdivision of Georgetown, Texas in early 2002 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.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Williamson County Sheriff’s Department
Texas Department Of Public Safety
AUSTIN, TEXAS RALLY STOP- 2009
If you have any information on this case please contact CUE Center For Missing Persons at (910) 343-1131 24 hour tip line (910) 232-1687.
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