02-02-2008, 03:43 PM #1Former Member
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Barbara Louise Cotton (15) - Williston ND, 1981
Missing Since: April 11, 1981 from Williston, North Dakota
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: November 10, 1965
Age: 15 years old
Height and Weight: 5'2, 100 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Cotton's ears are pierced, and her left ear is slightly lower than her right ear. She has a mole on the upper right side of her chest. Cotton has a pronounced "S" curve in her spine, which causes her to walk with a slight limp. She smoked cigarettes in 1981. Cotton wears eyeglasses, but left hers behind she disappeared. Her teeth were in excellent condition at the time of her disappearance.
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A blouse, jeans and loafers.
Details of Disappearance
Cotton was last seen leaving a restaurant on Main Street in her hometown of Williston, North Dakota during the evening hours of April 11, 1981. She has never been heard from again. She did not take her clothes, eyeglasses, cigarettes, money, or any other personal belongings with her when she disappeared. She also left behind a paycheck from work. Her younger brother stated he was very close to Cotton and she never told him of any plans to leave home.
Cotton's case was originally investigated as a runaway case and a missing persons report was not filed for several days as a result. Authorities now believe that Cotton may have been abducted, but the prime suspect in her disappearance, a former boyfriend of Cotton's, is now deceased. Her case is considered open and unsolved.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Williston Police Department
04-09-2010, 01:57 AM #2Former Member
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