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Case File 834DFCA

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Left & Center: Cossey, circa 1979; Middle: Age-Progressed to 39 years; Right: Age-Progressed to 46 years

Tara Cossett Cossey
Missing since June 6, 1979 from San Pablo, Contra Costa County, California
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: August 24, 1966
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 12 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4'11; 65 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Biracial female - She is caucasian & Chocotaw Indian. Black hair; brown eyes. Dark complexion.
  • Clothing: Cutoff Levi's jeans, a blue tank top,long sleeved red shirt tied around waist and thong sandals.
  • Dentals: Not available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Cossey was last seen in San Pablo, California on June 6, 1979. She was walking to Pirelli's Liquor Store to purchase a bag of sugar for her mother at the time of her disappearance.
Cossey never returned to her family's residence and has not been heard from again.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department

Agency Case Number: S79-16822

NCMEC #: NCMC895143

NCIC Number: M030912798
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
California Department of Justice
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
NamUs MP #5977

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