A Better Search For missing Barbara Cotton

Barbara Louise Cotton was 15 years old when she was last seen in Williston, N.D. For decades, Barbara’s story haunted family, friends, neighbors and law enforcement.

Barbara was last seen in April 1981, leaving a restaurant in her hometown of Williston. She’d had dinner with a friend and her boyfriend before walking the five blocks to her home. The teenager never arrived at her destination and was never heard from again. “A Better Search for Barbara” explores the who, what, where and why of her case, including never-before-heard interviews with Barbara’s family and friends as well as first ever interviews with key individuals.  With the help of a private investigator we sniff out persons of interests and new leads.   Never before interviewed key individuals reveal new info.


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Episode 5 – (Adult themes and profanity)

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