Rachel Cooke - The Search For Rachel Phase VI

Discussion in 'The Search for Rachel Cooke' started by JR, Jun 30, 2002.

  1. RC

    RC FFJ Senior Member

    Rain, no problem

    The rain won't hurt you, if there is no lightning.

    I have 6 canoes, 12 paddles, and 23 life vest ready to go and some other people are bringing more boats.
  2. JR

    JR FFJ Senior Member

    Today's search

    The scheduled search today was cancelled because it was too windy to have canoes on the lake.

    Hopefully, the generous folks who loaned us the canoes will let us have them again next weekend if this storm has moved on. We are suppose to get 4 days of rain though.
  3. JR

    JR FFJ Senior Member

    Rachel Cooke search - Sat. 21 September 2002

    It felt much cooler while searching today. Actually, some of us started out the morning with a sweater on. Grandpa said the bank thermometer said 55 degrees when he passed it. It did warm up fairly quickly though as we have a predicted high of 89 degrees for the day.

    Waiting for the gridline to form.

    Copyright ©2002 Jacqueline L. Riggs
  4. JR

    JR FFJ Senior Member


    Wonder how many square miles we have now covered.

    Copyright ©2002 Jacqueline L. Riggs
  5. JR

    JR FFJ Senior Member

    Snake hooking Marine

    With all the rain we have had the past few months, the grass is very high. Our two favorite Marines are always prepared though.

    Copyright ©2002 Jacqueline L. Riggs
  6. JR

    JR FFJ Senior Member

    It pays to be tall sometimes

    The grass actually turned out to be a lot of ragweed and hence, folks with allergies spent the morning sneezing.

    Copyright ©2002 Jacqueline L. Riggs
  7. JR

    JR FFJ Senior Member


    We now know where the kids hide out to "tag." You don't see much of this around these parts though.

    Copyright ©2002 Jacqueline L. Riggs
  8. JR

    JR FFJ Senior Member

    Crossing the road

    We began the search at a strip along the frontage road to I-35. Some of this area is being developed now for a new mall.

    Copyright ©2002 Jacqueline L. Riggs
  9. JR

    JR FFJ Senior Member

    Crossing the creek

    By the time we got to this area we didn't have to worry too much about staying dry. The grass was so wet this morning that everyone was pretty soaked (at least to the knees) by the time we crossed the creek.

    Copyright ©2002 Jacqueline L. Riggs
  10. JR

    JR FFJ Senior Member

    More crossing

    It seems we did a lot of crossing roads and creeks today.

    Copyright ©2002 Jacqueline L. Riggs
  11. JR

    JR FFJ Senior Member

    One piece of evidence bagged...

    One of the Marines found a running sock.

    Copyright ©2002 Jacqueline L. Riggs
  12. JR

    JR FFJ Senior Member

    RC's stinky find

    This was a rather concerning find and a classic example of what we are searching for.

    Copyright ©2002 Jacqueline L. Riggs
  13. JR

    JR FFJ Senior Member

    Carefully opened...

    Once we carefully had the tarp opened we discovered that someone chose this method to dispose of a dog.

    I wasn't sure RC was going to keep his breakfast down between the smell and the maggots but he did quite well.

    Forensics can be hard to deal with at times.

    Copyright ©2002 Jacqueline L. Riggs
  14. JR

    JR FFJ Senior Member

    Cousin Lanny

    Was a flower child today. We saw several varieties of wild flowers while searching. I think both Lanny and Marie collected flowers.

    A lot of searching and we still don't know where Rachel is. It is time we get a break and bring Rachel home.

    Copyright ©2002 Jacqueline L. Riggs
  15. RC

    RC FFJ Senior Member

    Great Pictures

    Great pictures JR.

    I got into some poison ivy, but I washed it off and Marie gave me some spray stuff that worked great.

    That's two more areas that we can cross off the list
  16. KB

    KB FFJ Senior Member


    RC, you and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers more than usual since I heard the news about Elizabeth yesterday. I hope and pray that Rachel is found very very soon.
    I appreciate the Smart family encouraging people, government and law enforcement to step up to the plate and do what needs to be done to help our missing. Like other posts here I also beleive there must be something us local folks can do to light a fire under the feet of the folks investigating Rachel's case. I know it is important for you to maintain a working relationship with the law enforcement and maybe a maneuver such as a big RALLY IN FRONT OF THE GEORGETOWN POLICE STATION may not be the best for you to attend. However, I know of several people that would be willing to make it happen and make it happen fast while this news is still "news". It might gain some press and add some pressure to the people that promised you a task force. Politicians don't want bad press and if there is a group of citizens on the front steps of the police station publicly demanding a new "gesture of commitment" from politicians to Rachels investigation....maybe something will come out of it, they will want to save face and keep a good light on them selves. In turn maybe Rachels case will get the Task Force promissed.
    What does everyone think....is this do-able with out jeopardizing the working relationship RC has with the investigators?
  17. RC

    RC FFJ Senior Member

    Pick the right location

    Make sure to go to the Williamson Country Sheriff's Office if you do anything. The Georgetown PD is not involved.
  18. Moab

    Moab Admin Staff Member

    Re: Rally

    KB...I gave my opinion, which isn't very high, on another thread, but I would say "make it happen"...RC has been promised a lot from the Sheriff...especially about the task force and that was almost a year ago...where is it? The good ole boy hasn't started it yet...he was forced to say he would to save face, and then he has done nothing...the working relationship hasn't produced anything so far, and the task force was never set up...I'm with you...I say plant your butts on the front steps of the police station, but make sure you call the press ahead of time so they are there too.

    RC has done an extraordinary job of keeping the faith and keeping Rachel's picture out there...he has every right to expect the sheriff to keep up his end of the deal as well...and in my opinion, the sheriff has failed RC and his family miserably.
  19. Shyshi5

    Shyshi5 Member

    Rally On

    KB and RC.....THis si a wonderful idea...I haven't heard from the Govenor's oofice about my letter I think it may be time to pull together and ash others here to write his office and we form the Rally at the Williams County Sheriff's Office. If you need help planning or if not just let HUmanity and I know when and we'll join in force to fight "City Hall" so to speak.
  20. JR

    JR FFJ Senior Member

    Sheriff's Office Responds to Montel Show

    Williamson County Sun March 2, 2003
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