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A man in black - Listen to episode 8 of "A Better Search for Barbara"

No one has seen or heard from Barbara Louise Cotton since April 11, 1981 when the petite, 15-year-old vanished from Williston, N.D. after leaving a restaurant. Her case remains open and unsolved.

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Recreation Park (facing east)
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In this episode of "A Better Search for Barbara Cotton," podcast host James Wolner takes a closer look at Barbara's family. Wolner also examines how Barbara's mother may have reached the conclusion that her daughter might be found in Montana.

A Better Search for Barbara is a deep-dive into one of North Dakota's longest running mysteries. To get the full story 40 years of nothing, few answers for family, friends of missing teen Barbara Cotton of Williston

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15 year old Barbara Cotton was reportedly last seen walking into Recreation Park in Williston, N.D. on April 11, 1981

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15 year old Barbara Cotton was reportedly last seen walking into Recreation Park in Williston, N.D. on April 11, 1981

James Wolner is a Digital Content Producer at Forum Communications Company, Fargo North Dakota and the creator, producer and host of Dakota Spotlight, a true crime podcast. He has lived the Upper Midwest since 2013 and studied photojournalism at California State University at Fresno. He is fluent in English and Swedish.
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