Investigating on our own - listen to episode 4 of "A Better Search for Barbara Cotton"
When Barbara Cotton went missing in Williston, N.D. , in 1981, many assumed the 15-year-old had run away for a few days. Others disagreed. She has never been seen or heard from since that day. What happened to Barbara Cotton? Season Five of Dakota Spotlight "A Better Search for Barbara" explores this mystery and looks for answers.
In Episode 4 private investigator Carrie Abbey and I look closer at Barbara's neighborhood as it looked in April 1981. What risks or dangers might have been lurking along her last known route home?
Listen to Episode 4
Listen to Previous Episodes:
- Episode 1: "Five Blocks from Home" explores the night Barbara went missing from the perspective of her childhood friend Sandee Evanson. Read more about this unsolved mystery and listen to
40 years of nothing, few answers for family, friends of missing teen Barbara Cotton of Williston
Episode 2: "Tributaries of the Truth" we attempt to untangle the confusion surrounding Barbara's last known whereabouts. We also look closer at the question: Could Barbara Cotton have simply run away? Listen to Tributaries of the Truth: Listen to episode 2 of A Better Search for Barbara Cotton
Episode 3: We look closer look at the initial police investigation. We also ask the question: might Barbara's kindness and big heart have led to her demise? Listen to She was "gentle and kind" - listen to episode 3 of "A Better Search for Barbara Cotton"
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