The Norman Transcript

September 24, 2013

Women missing 30 years later

Transcript Staff
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — As part of its ongoing search, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children are asking help in locating two women who vanished from Norman 30 years ago.

Josephine and Joyce Cogburn, ages 15 and 16 at the time they went missing, initially were reported to law enforcement as runaways by an adult male family friend they had been staying with. Foul play is suspected.

Josephine was 5 feet 1 inches tall and weighed 128 pounds. She had brown hair and blue eyes.

Joyce was 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighed 116 pounds. She had blonde hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information should contact The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) or the Norman Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit at 366-5211.

Josephine or Joyce’s poster can be viewed at

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is a nonprofit organization established in 1984.

Designated by Congress to serve as the nation’s clearinghouse on issues related to missing and exploited children, the organization operates the toll-free, 24-hour national missing children’s hotline that has handled more than three million calls.

To learn more about NCMEC, visit