WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas — The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday released an update in the case of Rachel Cooke.

  • Williamson Co. releases update in Rachel Cooke case
  • Possible blood found in Pontiac Trans Am
  • Further testing is still being conducted

In April, the sheriff’s office received a tip about a Pontiac Trans Am in the Dallas area and matched the description of the vehicle witnesses saw the day Cooke disappeared.

The car was transported back to Williamson County and FBI forensic analysts spent hours collecting possible forensic evidence.

Preliminary tests indicate a possible presence of blood that was positive on an item in the passenger floorboard and the passenger door molding of the white 1998 Pontiac Trans Am.

Further testing is being conducted. The full details of the results will not be released in order to protect the integrity of the investigation.

Cooke was 19 years old when she disappeared in Georgetown during a run in January 2002. She was back home from college in San Diego.

The FBI and Williamson County Sheriff’s Office ask individuals with any information regarding Rachel Louise Cooke to call 1-800-225-5324 or submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov or contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

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