On April 13, 2018, the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office announced progress on the Rachel Cooke case, 16 years after Cooke went missing.
After receiving a tip, a vehicle linked to Cooke’s case was located in the Dallas area.
The car was transported back to Williamson County where FBI forensic analysts spent hours collecting possible forensic evidence.
The collected forensic evidence was sent to the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Virginia and recently received the following results.
• Preliminary tests indicate a possible presence of blood that was positive on an item in the passenger floorboard of the White 1998 Pontiac Trans Am.
• Preliminary tests indicate a possible presence of blood that was positive on an item on the passenger door molding of the White 1998 Pontiac Trans Am.
Further testing is being conducted at this time. The full details of the results will not be released in order to protect the integrity of the investigation.
The FBI and Williamson County Sheriff’s Office asks individuals with any information regarding Rachel Louise Cooke to call 1-800-CALL-FBI (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.
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to her location. An additional $50,000 reward is offered by Cooke’s family, bringing the total amount to $100,000.