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Videos and Photos: A Better Search for Barbara Cotton

A Better Search for Barbara Cotton 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.

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Recreation Park, Williston, N.D.
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Video: Walking in Barbara's last reported footsteps



Video: Shots of the Plainsman Building and Recreation Park

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Photos:

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Barbara Cotton was reportedly last seen walking from the area of the Plainsman building towards Recreation Park.

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Recreation Park (facing east)

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Recreation Park, Williston, N.D.

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Restrooms at Recreation Park, Williston, N.D.

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Playground area at Recreation Park, Williston, N.D.

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Restrooms in Recreation Park, Williston, N.D.

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Facing north-west into Recreation Park, Williston, N.D.


Listen to the podcast

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 One of North Dakota’s longest running cold cases is the newest subject of regional true crime podcast Dakota Spotlight. “A Better Search for Barbara” is an investigative podcast series exploring the perplexing mystery of the 15 year old Williston, N.D. girl who simply vanished one Saturday night in 1981. With never-before-heard interviews, the enlistment of a private investigator and a fresh approach to this unsolved mystery, the five-part series begins Monday March 1 and will reveal new information about the case.
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The podcast will be released over five days starting March 1, 2021. Listen here or anywhere podcasts are found ( Spotify , Apple , Google Podcasts , Stitcher etc.)

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  • The house on Sweet & 7th: the Erickstad homicides. Listen to Dakota Spotlight, a true crime podcast hosted by James Wolner of Forum Communications Co.
  • In "Chasing Billy: A Pursuit for Justice," Dakota Spotlight debuts episode 1 of a new season focused on unsolved 1978 murder Listen to Dakota Spotlight, a true crime podcast hosted by James Wolner of Forum Communications Co.

RELATED Podcast homepage | Newsletter | Season 3 videos | Season 2: 1976 Zick murders | jwolner@forumcomm.com

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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