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Find Missing Jan Andre Cotta!

Missing Jan Andre Cotta!

Find Missing Jan Andre Cotta!
She was last seen in a property ot her family home.
She was also pregnant.
All family members heard was a
Vehicle driving away.
That was over 45 years ago.
Where is Jan Andre Cotta?

Find Missing Jan Andre Cotta!

Find Missing Jan Andre Cotta! Jan Andre Cotta has been missing since June 26, 1973. She is missing from Wall Township, New Jersey. Jan Andre Cotta is classified as an endangered missing person. Her year of birth is 1954. At the time of her disappearance, Cotta was 19 years old. Her current age is 64 years old. Jan Andre Cotta is a Caucasian female. She is described as 5’4″ tall and 118 to 125 pounds at the time of her disappearance. Her hair is brown and her eyes are blue. When she was last seen, Cotta was wearing a white shirt with a blue design and blue Land Lubbers jeans. She wore brown loafers, a plain gold ring with the initials “JAC” and a gold ring set with a blue topaz birthstone and two diamonds. Cotta was carrying a round tweed purse.

Find Missing Jan Andre Cotta!

Jan Andre Cotta was five to seven months pregnant at the time of her disappearance. She is asthmatic and may also
have epilepsy may use the alias Jane Andrea Cotta. She suffered temporary hearing loss due to measles when she was a child and had to wear a hearing aid for three months, but she overcame her deafness. Cotta has previously fractured her left wrist and lower left arm. She has a mole on her lower right cheek. She is clubfooted on her left foot and the foot would turn inward when she was tired. She also has a lazy eye that would droop when she was tired or getting a cold. Cotta’s teeth were in poor condition in 1973; she had had no dental work.

Find Missing Jan Andre Cotta!

Jan Andre Cotta was last seen inside a barn tack house. It was located on her family’s property in the Allenwood section of Wall Township, New Jersey. This event occurred on June 26, 1973.

Cotta’s brother and a friend saw her sometime between 11:30 P>M. and midnight. A vehicle was heard driving away from the farm and afterwards, Cotta was discovered to be missing. She has never been heard from again.

Cotta has seven siblings and is described as an avid equestrian. She had won awards in riding competitions. Cotta was active in the 4-H Club and also attended riding classes at the Morven Park International Equestrian Institute in Leesburg, Virginia and the Princeton Riding Academy. She wasn’t involved with drugs and didn’t drink alcohol at the time of her disappearance

The identity Cotta’s her unborn baby’s father is unknown. Cotta wrote a letter to God before she went missing and referred to the baby’s father, but she didn’t say what his name was. In the letter, she stated she was giving three of her favorite horses to a friend. Authorities believe she left of her own accord, at least initially.

In August 1973, a newborn baby was found abandoned in a mailbox on a horse farm in Jefferson Township, New Jersey. The farm belonged to the friend Cotta gave her horses to. And the baby was born around the same time Cotta’s baby was due. Due to these circumstances there was speculation that the child was hers. However, DNA tests disproved this theory.

Jan Andre Cotta’s parents both died in the years following her disappearance. But her siblings are still searching for her. Her case remains unsolved.

Find Missing Jan Andre Cotta!

How can a person remain missing for over 45 years? Police may have Cotta’s case open now. But they can close it any time without resolution. It has happened to too many cases. It appears to have happened with a missing case I was in the process of writing about recently. Tragically, both of Cotta’s parents not only lived without answers. They also died without learning about what happened to their daughter. But she has siblings who are still searching for her. Cotta was pregnant when she vanished. So when she vanished, her unborn baby vanished with her. And what happened to Cotta probably happened to her unborn baby.

Someone (s) knows something! Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Jan Andre Cotta? Do you have any information concerning the person (s) involved in her disappearance?

Anyone with information about this investigation may contact Monmouth County Crime Stoppers confidential telephone tip-line at 1-800-671-4400; text “MONMOUTH” plus their tip to 274637; or, email a tip via the website at Monmouth County Crime Stoppers.. You may contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: 1-800-843-5678.

Agency Case Number: 2004-03888/NamUs MP#5978

NCMEC #: NCMA1005685

NCIC Number: M564535067

The Wall Township Police Department profile Jan Andre Cotta’s disappearance. Click here to view it.
This article was written after Jan Andre Cotta’s 41st annual missing date. Click here and learn more.
Jan Andre Cotta has a Natural Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Click here to view it.
Jan Andre Cotta has a Doe Network profile. Click here to view it.
Jan Andre Cotta has a NamUs profile. Click here to view it.
This page is lengthy and devoted to Jan Andre Cotta’s disappearance. Click here and learn more.
The above information is found on Jan Andre Cotta’s Charley Project Page. I have adapted and remixed it. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 International License.
The above image is courtesy of the GINA Foundation for Missing Persons.


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