CA CA - Mark William Cowardin, 51, Fresno, 10 June 2013


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***Note photo shows MP with short hair, MP report says hair was to the chin at the time of going missing.
*** MP also has a noticeably asymmetrical nose



Missing Age 51 Years
Current Age 58 Years
First Name Mark
Middle Name William
Last Name Cowardin
Sex Male
Height 5' 8" - 6' 0" (68 - 72 Inches)
Weight 180 - 200 lbs

Date of Last Contact June 10, 2013
NamUs Case Created December 25, 2015
Last Known Location Map
Location Fresno, California
CountyFresno County

Circumstances of Disappearance Mark was last seen on June 10, 2013 in Fresno, California.

Physical Description
Hair Color Blond/Strawberry
Head Hair Description dirty blonde hair down to his chin. Going bald on top

Eye Color Brown
- an tell he has broken his nose several times

1980 Toyota Corolla Sedan, White

Comments vehicle has never been located as of this date
Not much to go on. I’m gonna google his name and see if any articles come up that at least explain the circumstances of his disappearance
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Weird, charley project has his missing date as March of 2014 but Namus is June 2013? which one is correct?
I noticed this also. AOG CA also lists 03/19/2014 as DLC. Unable to locate an explanation for 9-month discrepancy myself. I came here hoping to find more info.

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Cowardin, circa 2014
  • Missing Since 03/19/2014
  • Missing From Fresno, California
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Male
  • Race White
  • Date of Birth 10/15/1961 (61)
  • Age 52 years old
  • Height and Weight 6'0, 180 pounds

  • Clothing/Jewelry Description Possibly a watch.

  • Medical Conditions Cowardin suffers from high blood pressure and heart problems and requires medication to control his condition.

  • Associated Vehicle(s) White 2001 Toyota Corolla with the California license plate number 4SFR228

  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Cowardin wears a size large shirt and pants with a 36-inch waist. He has a tattoo of a star on his right hand and a half-inch scar near his left eye. He has previously broken his neck, back and nose. At the time of his disappearance, his hair was chin-length and he had a mustache.

Details of Disappearance​

Cowardin was last seen in Fresno, California on March 19, 2014. He was driving a white 2001 Toyota Corolla with the California license plate number 4SFR228. He has never been heard from again. His vehicle has never been located.

Cowardin had previously worked at a casino in Reno, Nevada. He got mugged and severely injured, and was unable to work as a result. He became homeless and suffered from health problems stemming from his previous injuries and his high blood pressure. About two years before his disappearance, he was able to obtain a subsidized apartment and his health stabilized.

Cowardin is considered missing under suspicious circumstances. Few details are available in his case.

Investigating Agency​

  • Fresno Police Department 559-621-2542

Source Information​

Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated December 18, 2019; distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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