WilCo Sheriff: Vehicle impounded may be linked to Rachel Cooke

April 13, 2018 - 8:15 am

WILLIAMSON COUNTY (KJCE) -- Rachel Cooke disappeared from a Georgetown neighborhood more than 16 years ago, but officials may have uncovered a new link in her disappearance.

Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody says the department found a white Pontiac Trans Am in the Dallas area that matches the description of a vehicle seen in the neighborhood the morning of Cooke's disappearance.

Chody says the vehicle is tied to "3 to 4 persons of interest" in the Cooke case. He called it "one piece of evidence that may or may not break the case".

Rachel Cooke, just 19 years old in January 2002, disappeared while jogging in her parents' neighborhood in Georgetown.

Chody also directed a message at anyone involved in Cooke's disappearance. "We will not go away, as you can probably see. Those responsible need to take note... we will continue to work hard on this case, and our goal is to bring Rachel home."

A combined reward of up to $100,000 is available for information leading to her location. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit a tip online.

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