TX TX - Rachel Cooke, 20, Georgetown, 10 Jan 2002

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  1. texasgirl2

    texasgirl2 Verified Insider in Hannah Thomas Garner case

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    Thank you for this CrimeDawg! I am so happy to hear that she has been identified. There really is some craziness going on in Del Valle. I'll be sure to follow that thread as well!


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    A former lieutenant who worked the missing person case during his time with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office hopes the money will help. But he said the sheriff’s office made crucial mistakes when Cooke first disappeared. “There was no reason to think she was a runaway, she had no history of it,” John Foster said.

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    Others involved with the search for Cooke have shared Foster’s concerns about the investigation. In 2011, KXAN interviewed Equusearch founder Tim Miller, who also blamed Maspero, saying the sheriff botched the case.


    http://kxan.com/2017/09/29/investig...e-made-crucial-mistakes-in-rachel-cooke-case/
     
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    Looks like this wasn't posted yet (from December 1, 2017).

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    But former sheriff Maspero fiercely defends his record, telling Crime Watch Daily affiliate KXAN-TV in 2011: "I brought in the finest people I could think of, the Rangers, FBI, APD [Austin Police]. We went beyond the scope of what was called for, and I'm disappointed Rachel's case is still unsolved."

    Maspero was forced out of office while being investigated for serious misconduct including allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace, crawling on the floor of a men's club barking like a dog then biting a dancer, and indecent exposure. Maspero died in 2014.

    Sheriff Robert Chody has marshaled an army of veteran retired homicide detectives to start from scratch. Chody ordered new searches and is plowing through a staggering number of leads, new and old.

    "We've had over 1,700 tips," said Sgt. Brinkmann. "We are still receiving tips today. We've probably had 30 or 40 in the last few months, so we're trying to track down every single lead."
    How many persons of interest do they have in this case?

    "Well over a hundred," said Sgt. Brinkmann.


    https://crimewatchdaily.com/2017/12...tigation-is-renewed-with-new-sheriff-in-town/
     
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  6. folieadeuxnola

    folieadeuxnola 70's-80's Jane Doe's

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    Car found possibly in connection to Rachel Cooke cold case

    http://www.fox7austin.com/news/local-news/car-found-possibly-in-connection-to-rachel-cooke-cold-case

    Car linked to Rachel Cooke case impounded for forensic analysis

    https://www.statesman.com/news/crim...for-forensic-analysis/RqPMhsRpyVhRgYgT64qmxI/

     
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    Very Happy to hear they may have a lead. I once lived close to where she went missing and I am close to her age. I frequently think about her.

    Georgetown, at the time, was a fairly small community that was quiet and didn’t have much happening. Going to Whataburger was a big deal. It’s now a large suburb of Austin and has vastly increased in population and infrastructure.

    I only recall one other attack from an outsider on a female university student at the university located there. It was a few years earlier and the perp was caught.

    There just wasn’t a ton going on there and the LE for Williamson county is notoriously strict. People don’t get away with much at all there and this definitely was not something that would have been expected to happen.


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  9. iluvmua

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    I hope this leads to the break her family desperately needs.
     
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    I remember seeing her missing poster at IHOP in 2002.
     
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    I really want to know if it has anything to do with Jimmy Fennell.
     
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  12. Mom who cares

    Mom who cares Cheesehead from the Dairy State

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    Anyone have a link to the presser?
     
  13. iluvmua

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    Presser link?
     
  14. texasgirl2

    texasgirl2 Verified Insider in Hannah Thomas Garner case

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    No but I’m frantically trying to find one! Will share if I find it… :)
     
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    I did not see the presser. Was the car abandoned somewhere like a wrecking yard or has someone been using it ?
     
  16. texasgirl2

    texasgirl2 Verified Insider in Hannah Thomas Garner case

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    They found it recently in the dallas area.

    Linked to multiple POI.

    This is from news articles i have been reading.
     
  18. iluvmua

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    Link not working for me
     
  19. texasgirl2

    texasgirl2 Verified Insider in Hannah Thomas Garner case

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    Sheriff Chody said the car is a white Pontiac TransAm. Found in DFW area. The day Rachel disappeared, this car was seen and he is hopeful there will be forensic evidence found inside. He is allowing media to take photos so we should be able to see it soon!
     
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    texasgirl2 Verified Insider in Hannah Thomas Garner case

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    Sorry, it was a live link. Waiting for media to upload the presser to their pages! ;)
     

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