Stephen Cottier Missing Hammond Man

Tangipahoa Sheriff’s Office increases reward to $5,000 for missing Hammond man

HAMMOND, La. – The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff has increased the reward for any information about a missing Hammond man who disappeared last October.

Sheriff Daniel Edwards increased the reward in this case to $5,000 for any information leading to the whereabouts of Stephen J. Cottier, 52, of Hammond. He was last seen on October 13, 2023. A friend said Cottier sent a text on October 14, 2023, to say he was returning to Hammond from the Covington area but he never showed up.

Stephen J. Cottier, 52, of Hammond was last seen on October 13, 2023. Courtesy: Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office

Cottier was driving a blue Ford F-150, with Louisiana license plate Z517286. In October, he was reportedly seen on Highway 40 in the Uneedus area, near the Tangipahoa and St. Tammany Parish line. 

Anyone with information about his disappearance or whereabouts should contact Detective Alex Nanni at 985-902-2017. If you want to remain anonymous, please call the anonymous tip line for Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa at 1-800-554-5245 or visit and click on the P3 Tips icon or Submit a Tip.

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