David Bryant Cottle Jr.

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Above Images: Cottle, circa 2013


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 9, 2013 from Murrayville, North Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: September 15, 1972
  • Age: 40 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10 - 5'11, 180 - 190 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown/red hair, blue eyes. Cottle has a tribal band tattoo on his right bicep. He wears eyeglasses. His hair was long at the time of his disappearance.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white t-shirt with a graphic print on the front, a blue jacket, blue jeans, white Nike sneakers or flip-flops, and a tan knit cap.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Cottle was last seen at his home in the 1600 block of Cotswald Court in Murrayville, North Carolina at noon on March 9, 2013. His family left home at that time and when they returned at 6:00 p.m., Cottle was gone. A light tan hardcover journal and a lime green and gray backpack disappeared with him. He has never been heard from again and a search of the area turned up no sign of him. Cottle has been known to walk in the woods around his residence. Few details are available in his case.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    New Hanover County Sheriff's Office


    Source Information
    The Wilmington Star News
    Missing Persons of America
    The CUE Center for Missing Persons


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 3, 2017; casefile added.

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