Left: Cotton in 1981; Right: Age-progressed by NCMEC to age 42
Barbara Louise Cotton
Missing Since April 11, 1981 from Williston, Williams County, North Dakota
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Cotton was last seen leaving a local restaurant and walking down Main Street in Williston, North Dakota on the evening of April 11, 1981. Barbara's case was treated as a runaway situation for the first few days then changed to a missing person report. Barbara's family does not believe she would run away. She had no personal belongings with her. She left behind her clothing, glasses, money from savings, last paycheck and her carton of cigarettes. Extensive searches for Barbara have yielded no results or evidence about her whereabouts.
Investigators Agency Case Number: 08202215 NCMEC #: NCMC796102 NCIC Number: Source Information:
If you have any information on Cotton's disappearance, please contact:
Williston Police Department
Lieutenant Mark Hanson
Missing Persons Unit
North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation
All information may be submitted anonymously.
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
ND Attorney General
Agency Case Number: 08202215
NCMEC #: NCMC796102
NCIC Number: Source Information: