In the latest update from the Dakota Spotlight podcast's Season 5: A Better Search for Barbara Cotton, host James Wolner interviews a someone who may have seen the 15-year-old girl, gone missing from Williston, North Dakota, in 1981.
Four days after Forum Communications' podcast Dakota Spotlight asked listeners for assistance in locating an individual, a troubling possibility surfaced. Williston Police Department investigators will look closer at man in custody. Scroll to the end of this story to go directly to the podcast.
Barbara Cotton has been missing since 1981. Forty years later, Forum Communication's podcast Dakota Spotlight told the gripping story to thousands of persons throughout the globe. Now, her friends and family have started the #FindBarbCotton movement, dedicated to finding answers.
When a teenager goes missing, the sting of their absence is long-lasting. Forty years after vanishing from Williston, N.D., Barbara Louise Cotton continues to make an impact on the family, friends and community she left behind.
Barbara Louise Cotton vanished from Williston, N.D. on April 11, 1981, never to be heard from again. Her case is considered open and ongoing by both the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Williston Police Department.
Will we ever learn what happened to Barbara? A Better Search for Barbara is an investigative podcast series about one of North Dakota's longest running cold cases, the disappearance of 15-year-old Barbara Cotton of Williston, N.D.