WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) – Monday will mark 20 years since Rachel Cooke went for a run and was never seen or heard from again.
Pastor Charlie Turner of River Rock Bible Church said Sunday, quoting Proverbs 13:20.
A guitarist strums a soft tune as a group of Cooke’s loved ones gather at a memorial service. Family and friends are still searching for answers about her mysterious disappearance.
Williamson County Sheriff Mike Gleason revealed he was a patrol sergeant on duty when the call came in saying Cooke was missing.
Twenty years later, Gleason said the case is still evolving. Even so, he admits most of the evidence may no longer exist. He stressed that the case will not be resolved unless someone tells what they know.
“Someone… it’s weighing heavily on their hearts. They’ve lived with it for too long, or they know someone, or they know something,” Gleason said.
According to Gleason, a case that is now two decades old still has a group of people assembled to find an answer that stands out more than the other chilling cases that Williamson County manages.
In 2020, Williamson County detectives release digital sketches of those interested.
Cooke’s mother begged the community to continue sending advice to help law enforcement conduct their investigation.
“I can’t tell you how much it means to be here after 20 years to me. It means ‘yes we’re still fighting, guys.’ We don’t give up,” says Janet Cooke, Rachel’s mother. “And at this point, yes, she may be dead, yes, she may be alive, we don’t know yet, guys. We have to try to stay there and do what we can until we know. “
This story will be updated by reporter Jala Washington after KXAN News at 9am afternoon
https://www.kxan.com/news/local/20-years-later-rachel-cookes-loved-ones-still-seeking-answers-after-disappearance/ Rachel Cooke’s loved ones still looking for answers after going missing