Circumstances of Disappearance:
Unknown. She was last seen in the morning hours leaving her
residence on foot in the vicinity of the 7400 block of San Carpino
Avenue in Goleta, California. She may have been en route via bus to the
Farmer's Market in Santa Barbara, California. She was carrying very little money with her at the time. Cotton has a bachelor's degree in physics and a master's degree in mechanical engineering. She has not been able to work since her illness in 1986. Her case remains unsolved.