Black History Month: Justin Cosey

In honor of Black History Month I’m profiling one African-American MP every day on this blog for the month of February. Today’s case is fourteen-year-old Justin Emile Cosey, who disappeared from New Orleans, Louisiana on July 12, 2002.

Justin is not listed with the NCMEC for some reason, only NamUs and the Louisiana database. He is, however, mentioned in passing in the book Tales of Two Cities: How Race and Crime Intersect on Local TV News: In New Orleans and Indianapolis. (I haven’t read it, but came across the snippet about Justin a Google Books preview.)

I don’t know enough about the case to guess as to why Justin disappeared, but it’s been sixteen, going on seventeen years since anyone’s heard from him. If he is still alive he’d be 31 today.

4 thoughts on “Black History Month: Justin Cosey

  1. Max February 26, 2019 / 5:01 am

    Hi, somewhat new to this blog. Just an off-topic remark regarding the hyperlinked phrases, particularly in your older posts. Whenever I click on them they lead me to a ‘Page not found’, and I have to open them in a new tab. It’s not much hassle, but I thought I would bring it to your attention if not already.

    • Meaghan February 26, 2019 / 8:30 am

      It’s because a year ago my site got redesigned and the link format changed.

  2. bridgetteca February 2, 2022 / 12:38 pm

    Greetings and thank you for not forgetting about my son Justin. It has now been 20 long years and there has been no closure. Ohhhh BUT GOD!!!!!

  3. bridgetteca February 2, 2022 / 2:22 pm

    Is it possible to upload an actual picture of Justin?

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