Peggy Ann Cottrell
Cottrell, approximately 2001
Date reported missing : 05/26/2001
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 10/26/1934 (86)
Age at the time of disappearance: 66 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6 - 5'7, 167 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A white sweater with a pink and blue design, and dark-colored slacks.
Medical conditions : Cottrell is in need of medication for unspecified reasons. She received her last dose at noon on the day of her disappearance. If she does not take her medicine as directed, she may become depressed or confused.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Graying black hair, brown eyes. Cottrell's ears are pierced. She wears eyeglasses. She may use the last names Dickenson and/or Rowan.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Cottrell resided at the Southridge Nursing Home in Marshalltown, Iowa. A relative dropped her off at the facility during the early evening hours of May 26, 2001.
She was last seen running away from the home only minutes later, at approximately 6:30 p.m. Authorities believe that she left of her own accord. She has never been heard from again.
A fisherman discovered Cottrell's purse along the banks of the Iowa River several weeks after she was reported missing. Her identification and cash were inside the handbag. Her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Marshalltown Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Iowa Missing Person Information Clearinghouse
The Cedar Rapids Gazette
October 12, 2004. November 23, 2007; alternate height added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: and Medical conditions : updated.
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