Mark William Cowardin

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Above Images: Cowardin, circa 2014

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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.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Fresno Police Department
    559-621-2542

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    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    Community Medical Centers

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

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

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