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Missing Woman: Victoria Cotton - CA - 07/15/2006


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#1 Denise

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 07:07 PM

National Center for Missing Adults (NCMA)


Endangered Missing Adult

If you believe you have any information regarding this case that will be helpful in this investigation please contact:
Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Dept. at (805) 681-4150

Name: Victoria Cotton

Classification: Endangered Missing Adult
Alias / Nickname: Vicky
Date of Birth: 1955-12-07
Date Missing: 2006-07-15
From City/State: Goleta, CA
Missing From (Country): USA
Age at Time of Disappearance: 50
Gender: Female
Race: White
Height: 65 to 67 inches
Weight: 135 pounds
Hair Color: Blonde
Hair (Other): Straight.
Eye Color: Blue
Complexion: Light
Glasses/Contacts Description: Glasses with plastic frames.
Identifying Characteristics: Small mole above upper left corner of mouth, surgical scar on hip from replacement.

Circumstances of Disappearance: Unknown. Victoria, also known as Vicky, was last seen in the morning hours leaving her residence on foot in the vicinity of the 7400 block of San Carpino Ave. in Goleta, CA. She may have been enroute via bus to the Farmer's Market in Santa Barbara, CA. Vicky suffers from a medical condition.

Investigative Agency: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Dept.
Phone: (805) 681-4150
Investigative Case #: 06-12301
NCIC #: M-455866600




#2 Denise

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 07:07 PM

COTTON STILL MISSING:

By Indy Staff, August 10, 2006

The search continues for Victoria Cotton, the former Raytheon physicist last seen disembarking a bus near a 7-11 store in Goleta on July 15. Cotton developed bacterial meningitis 20 years ago, causing brain damage, and although she has vanished without notice in the past, she has always returned within 24 hours, according to her family. Cotton is 50 years old, 5'7", 135 pounds, with blonde hair and green eyes.
The Santa Barbara Independent :: news :: COTTON STILL MISSING

August 9th, 2006
Public's Help Needed - Missing Person

On Saturday, 07-15-06, 50 year old Victoria Cotton left her residence in Goleta to go to the Farmers Market or possibly the French Festival in Santa Barbara. As of this date, August 9th 2006, she has not been seen or heard from.

Victoria Cotton is described as a white female, approximately 5'-7" tall, 135 lbs, with blond hair and green eyes. She sometimes wears glasses. Victoria suffers from memory loss due to a prior illness and has difficulty keeping track of time and her surroundings.

Victoria Cotton frequents the Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) area and often uses public transportation to get around town. Cotton has gone missing in the past, but has returned within a day of her disappearance.

The Sheriff's Department continues to actively investigate this case. Although the circumstances surrounding her disappearance are unknown, her disappearance itself is suspicious.

Sheriff's Detectives have retraced Victoria Cotton's last known steps, used aerial surveillance, and K9's in attempt to locate her. Detectives have combed homeless shelters, searched homeless camps and countless other locations. Detectives have also interviewed numerous subjects who may have seen her. The department has expanded the search to include the Tri-Counties area. The Cotton family has also been active in the search for Victoria and has assisted with the Sheriff's Department investigation.

Help Find Vickie Website: HelpFindVickie home

The media interest has generated numerous leads which detectives continue to investigate. We encourage the public to remain vigilant, and report any possible sightings of Victoria Cotton to the Detective Scherbarth at the Sheriff's Department, 681-4150.

For more information regarding news related issues
please contact Sgt. Erik Raney, Public Information Officer.

Business Hours: (805) 681-4100
EMAIL:pio@sbsheriff.org
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Posted 18 May 2007 - 07:08 PM

September 01, 2006 - Reason to be neighborly

As I wandered the part of Goleta where Vickie Cotton was last seen in mid-July, I was surprised that no flyers were visible in any of the storefront windows. A neighbor has disappeared, but somehow, with the passage of a few weeks, we have chosen to simply accept her absence. Have we come to believe that "these things happen?"

I cannot accept this. Our society cannot have become this dysfunctional. However much we treasure our liberty, independence and privacy, a person should not be able to simply "disappear" from our midst and generate a mere shrug of the shoulders from her neighbors.

As I've walked the streets, parks and alleys of Goleta, Santa Barbara, Ventura and Ojai looking for Vickie, staring hard into the faces of people I would ordinarily ignore, I know now that we are doing something wrong. We are too many strangers and too few neighbors; too many drawn curtains and too few handshakes. We are too many iPods and too few smiles. I feel ashamed of my own alienation, and I am worried for my community.

So I am begging you, my neighbors, to help us make a new start. Walk next door and ask your neighbors, "Have you seen Vickie?"

Details about Vickie are available at HelpFindVickie  http://members.cox.n...ickie home.html. Someone out there can help, and if enough of us try, we can find Vickie. Maybe we can find a better way to live together at the same time.

Good luck to us all,

Dean Zatkowsky Ojai

(Vickie Cotton was last seen July 15 on her way to the farmers market in Santa Barbara. According to Santa Barbara police, family members believe the 50-year-old woman might have gone to the French Festival in Santa Barbara's Oak Park.  Editor)


#4 Denise

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 07:08 PM

Missing Person Alert

Victoria (Vickie) Cotton

Last seen leaving a bus in Goleta on her way home on Saturday morning, July 15th. Vicki got off at the 7-Eleven in Goleta and asked the bus driver to wait for her while she bought a paper. He explained he couldn't do that and that's where the trail stops at this time.

Help Find Vickie
Vickie is white, 50 years old, blonde, blue eyes, 5ft 5in, 135 lbs. She was wearing:
glasses, fading black cotton pants, large sun-hat with strap under chin, white long-sleeve shirt embroidered with small red roses.

If you have seen her or have any information about her whereabouts please contact:

Barbara County Sheriff's Department at
(805) 681-4100.
email: gentlewar678@aol.com

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#5 Denise

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 07:08 PM

Victoria Cotton will be featured on the television program "Missing" Episode M-416.

Visit USA Missing Homepage

The show will air the week of November 13, 2006, and in most areas, is shown on the following weekend.

Please check out which station airs the program in your area by visiting the following link.

Links to TV Stations airing "Missing"

Then check out the station's site (provided in the above link) for the exact day and time the show airs.

All the following adults and children will be featured on this episode.

Anthony Luzio, Andrew Slinkard, Sydney Slinkard, Nathan Slikard, Kamelia Spencer, Sujey Alvarez, William Hogan, Erica Hernandez, Ara Johnson, Alicia Hazel, Laroya Bray, Christopher Abeyta, Beatriz Rivera-Carcamo, Jacqueline Rivera-Carcamo, Sofia Lazarides, David Bertrand, Cleashindra Hall, Jeremy Grice, Briana Miles, Michael Burckley, Timmy Thompson, Tanja Hook, Jamie Barela, Victoria Cotton, Erica Fraysure, Graciela Delacruz, Emma Peterson, Kaitlyn Peterson.

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#6 Denise

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 07:09 PM

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KEYT - Local - Search Still Underway for Missing Woman

Search Still Underway for Missing Woman

Mar 26, 2007

A Goleta resident is still missing after six months, but officials aren't giving up.

Victoria Cotton was last seen going for a walk in July when she mysteriously disappeared.

Posters with her face on them are still up at the Sheriff's headquarters and in windows of businesses in Goleta.

Cotton was believed to be going to a local Farmer's Market when she was last seen.
Investigators say she is mentally impaired but can get around on her own.


Victoria Cotton is featured on Welcome to 411Gina.org - Uncovering Missing Pieces To Find The Missing

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#7 Denise

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 06:27 PM

http://www.charleypr...n_victoria.html

Victoria Anne Cotton

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: July 15, 2006 from Goleta, California
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: December 7, 1955
Age: 50 years old
Height and Weight: 5'5 - 5'7, 115 - 145 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Cotton's nickname is Vicky (sometimes spelled "Vickie"). She wears eyeglasses with plastic frames. She has a small mole on the upper left corner of her mouth and a scar on her hip from hip replacement surgery.

Clothing/Jewelry Descriptions: A white t-shirt embroidered with small red roses, fading black or dark gray cotton pants, a red and white plaid skirt and a large sun hat with a strap under the chin.

Medical Conditions: Cotton suffered from a near-fatal case of bacterial meningitis in 1986 and developed a brain abscess. She underwent several brain surgeries to correct the problem but became disabled. She has significant problems with short-term memory and other cognitive issues, and sometimes loses her balance while walking. Cotton's intelligence is not impaired and she is able to live independently, but she is considered to be at risk because of her condition.

Details of Disappearance

Cotton was last seen in the morning hours of July 15, 2006. She left her residence on foot in the vicinity of the 7400 block of San Carpino Avenue in Goleta, California and boarded a bus en route to the Farmer's Market in Santa Barbara, California. Witness reports are conflicted as to where exactly Cotton was last seen, but it may have been in downtown Goleta at Nectarine and Hollister, where she stopped at a 7-11 store to get a paper. She has never been heard from again.

Cotton has gone missing in the past, but she always returned within a day of her disappearance. She was carrying very little money with her when she disappeared in July 2006 and her loved ones do not believe she left of her own accord.

Cotton has a bachelor's degree in physics and a master's degree in mechanical engineering and has previously worked in a laboratory; her speciality was advanced infared science. She was unable to return to her work after her meningitis in 1986. She does not drive; she walks or utilizes public transportation instead. Cotton frequents community centers, markets, libraries and colleges in the Goleta and Santa Barbara areas.

Investigating Agency
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department
805-681-4150

Source Information
The National Center for Missing Adults
Help Find Vickie
Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department
California Attorney General's Office
North American Missing Persons Network

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 05:55 PM

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$5,000 Reward Offered in Missing Goleta Women Case

Victoria Cotton Vanished in July 2006


April 24, 2008

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department hopes the prospect of reward money may help in finding Victoria Cotton, the Goleta woman who vanished in July 2006. The reward money, $5,000, comes from the Carole Sund Carrington Foundation, a Modesto-based organization that aims to help find missing people. Anyone with information about Cotton’s whereabouts should call the Sheriff at (805) 681-4150.

Carole Sund, her daughter Julie and exchange student Silvina Pelosso went missing near Yosemite in February 1999. They were later found murdered. Sund’s parents, Francis and Carole Carrington established the organization in the dead women’s honor to help families in similar circumstances.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 08:10 PM

Victoria has been missing for 2 years. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and loved ones.

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 07:22 AM

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$5000 Reward for Any Information to the Safe Return of Victoria Anne Cotton

Goleta - April 25th, 2008

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department through the Carole Sund Carrington Foundation posted a $5000.00 reward for any information leading to the safe return of Ms. Victoria Anne Cotton.

Carole and Julie Sund and Silvina Pelosso were the three women sightseers who were missing and later found murdered near Yosemite National Park in February 1999. While they were missing, Carole Sund’s parents, Francis and Carole Carrington, at the request of the FBI, posted rewards both for their safe return and for information leading to the whereabouts of their rental car. The Carrington’s believe that the posting of these rewards and the media attention they receive contributed to the car being located and gave them the first break in their case. They were thankful that they had the financial means to offer these rewards and it’s because of this that they started the Carole Sund / Carrington Foundation.

This foundation was established to assist families such as the family of Victoria Cotton who are in similar circumstances as the Carrington’s in that Victoria is a missing person. If a homicide had occurred the reward will automatically revert to the arrest and conviction of the person / persons responsible for the crime.

Anyone with information about Ms. Victoria Cotton is encouraged to contact the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department at 805-681-4150.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 09:06 AM

NamUs Profile for Victoria (note spelling of last name in NamUs entry is Cotten)

https://www.findthem...g/cases/1164/2/

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