Mark William Cowardin

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Above Images: Cowardin, circa 2014


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 19, 2014 from Fresno, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: October 15, 1961
  • Age: 52 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'0, 180 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Cowardin wears a size large shirt and pants with a 36-inch waist. He has a tattoo of a star on his right hand and a half-inch scar near his left eye. He has previously broken his neck, back and nose, and he has a mustache.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Possibly a watch.
  • Medical Conditions: Cowardin suffers from high blood pressure and heart problems and requires medication to control his condition.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Cowardin was last seen in Fresno, California on March 19, 2014. He was driving a white 2001 Toyota Corolla with the California license plate number 4SFR228. He has never been heard from again.

    Cowardin had previously worked at a casino in Reno, Nevada. He was mugged and severely injured, and was unable to work as a result. He became homeless and suffered from health problems stemming from his previous injuries and his high blood pressure. About two years before his disappearance he was able to obtain a subsidized apartment and his health stabilized.

    Cowardin is considered missing under suspicious circumstances. Few details are available in his case.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Fresno Police Department


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    Community Medical Centers


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 29, 2015; picture added, details of disappearance updated.

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