National Missing Children’s Day: See the faces of those missing from North Dakota

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May 25 is National Missing Children’s Day.

In North Dakota, 5 people are listed with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

Barbara Cotton has been missing since April 11, 1981. She was last seen leaving a local restaurant. She did not take any belongings with her. She is considered missing from Williston, ND. She would now be 53 years old.

Reachelle Smith has been missing since May 17, 2006. Reachelle would be 16 now. She was last seen at her home in the early morning hours of May 17, 2006. She is missing under suspicious circumstances.​​​​​​ from Minot, ND.

John Jacobson has been missing since November 16, 1996. He was last seen with his mother, Sandra Jacobson, on November 16, 1996 in Bismarck, North Dakota, leaving a relative’s home in Sandra’s car. The car has since been found abandoned, but John and Sandra are still missing. John would now be 27 years old, he is missing from Bismarck, ND.

Edward Stubbs has been missing since June 17, 2013. Stubbs is missing from Dickinson, ND, he would be 21 years old. He may go by the alias name Ashton Labaron.

Many of the children on the FBI’s Kidnappings & Missing Persons webpage have been missing for months or years. In recognition of National Missing Children’s Day—held every year on May 25—take a look at the faces of the missing children seen here and contact law enforcement if you have any information that might bring them home to their families.

National Missing Children’s Day is also a reminder of the importance of being prepared should the unthinkable ever happen to your child, and one thing parents can do is to download or update their children’s information in the FBI’s Child ID app. The app, available free for both iPhones and Androids, allows parents to keep updated photos and physical descriptions of their children available on their smartphones.

If your child goes missing, you can quickly send the information to authorities. (The FBI does not collect or store the information or photos you enter into the app. The data resides on your mobile device unless you choose to send it to authorities in an emergency.)

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