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.
This Sunday, April 11, marks four decades since Barbara Cotton went missing from Williston, N.D. A celebration of Barbara's life will take place on that date in Williston's Recreation Park from 2- 6 p.m.
Forty years since Barbara Louise Cotton went missing, the Williston Police Department has identified at least three persons of interest. One of them is Frank J. Delapena. He was living in Williston when Barbara disappeared and, a month later, he abducted and murdered two young girls in Wyoming. In episode nine of Dakota Spotlight's "A Better Search for Barbara," host James Wolner looks closer at Frank J. Delapena.
Barbara Cotton vanished at age 15 from Williston in 1981. In season five of Dakota Spotlight podcast, host James Wolner attempts to unravel this unsolved mystery from the northwest corner of North Dakota
It's been 40 years since anyone has seen or heard from Barbara Cotton, who vanished from Williston, N.D. at age 15. Over the decades, several generations of investigators have tackled this cold case. In episode 6 of "A Better Search for Barbara," Dakota Spotlight Podcast interviews Williston Police Sgt. Det. Danielle Hendricks. Sergeant Hendricks shares how the investigation is being handled today and names multiple "persons of interest."