Joseph Christopher Cowart

Above: Cowart, circa 2012


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 15, 2012 from Hope, Arkansas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • 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."
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    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. Cowart 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
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Hope Police Department


    Source Information
    Never Forgotten: Arkansas Takes Action
    The Hope Star
    Missing Veterans


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated December 23, 2016; casefile added.

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