WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas — Nearly two decades after her disappearance, the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is still working diligently to bring closure to the family of Rachel Cooke.
On January 10, 2002, Cooke, who was 19 at the time, went for a run in Georgetown. She was home from college in San Diego at the time. She hasn’t been seen since.
The sheriff’s department has exhausted thousands of leads. On Sunday it announced it is pursuing another one.
Investigators are now seeking a person who was living in the Georgetown area in 2002 and is said to have “traveled to multiple cities throughout the state of Texas.”
The person of interest, a man, was also described as an associate of Cooke’s when she was in the Georgetown area and is known to have been involved in the cattle/horse industry.
It’s believed this person may have made mention to an acquaintance details concerning Cooke’s disappearance while speaking in the third person and maintaining distance from actual involvement.
The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI are offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to the location of Cooke. If you have information, you may call the office at 512-974-2911, the Cold Case Tip line at 512-943-5204, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All tips will remain anonymous.