Joseph Christopher Cowart

Cowart, circa 2012

  • Missing Since 05/15/2012
  • Missing From Hope, Arkansas
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Male
  • Race White
  • Age 58 years old
  • Height and Weight 6'0, 195 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Cowart's nickname is Chris. Some agencies reverse his first and middle names, calling him "Christopher Joseph Cowart."

Details of Disappearance

Cowart was last seen in Hope, Arkansas on May 15, 2012. He kept in daily contact with his uncle. After five days passed without Cowart's uncle being able to reach him, the uncle went to his rural residence on an eighty-acre tracts of land in the 3000 block of Highway 174 south.

Cowart was gone and had left his 1991 LT Ford F-150 pickup truck behind; both his house and vehicle were locked. There was a total of $1,269.70 in cash in various spots inside the house. He has never been heard from again.

Cowart is a retired veteran of the U.S. Navy; his loved ones stated he lived quietly, didn't use the internet much and had no social media accounts. Since his disappearance he hasn't used his cellular phone or accessed his bank accounts. The circumstances of his disappearance unclear.

Investigating Agency

  • Hope Police Department 870-777-6727

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated December 23, 2016; casefile added.