Authorities searching for missing Hammond man

HAMMOND – The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance locating a missing person.

TPSO officials say deputies are searching for 46-year-old Michael Cote of Hammond. Cote is described as a white male, approximately 5’10” tall, weighs around 180 pounds with dark brown hair and brown eyes, and is known to wear glasses.

Officials say contact was last made with Cote via text message on June 12, but he has not been seen or heard from since. Cote owns and is possibly driving a 2012 Dodge Caravan, black in color, bearing Louisiana license plate 537CKL. 

Anyone with information regarding Cote’s whereabouts should contact Detective Dale Athmann at 985-902-2032, or if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa’s anonymous tip line at 1.800.554.5245 or visit and click on the P3 Tips icon or Submit A Tip!

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