Image: Norman circa, 1977
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: November 18, 1977
Missing From: Cowessess First Nation, Saskatchewan, Canada
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: January 11, 1962
Age: 15 years old
Height and Weight: 5’5″ and 140 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Indigenous male, Black hair, Brown eyes, Norman is pigeon toed
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A brown down-filled winter coat, blue denim jeans, and running shoes
NCMEC Number: RCMP2014001638
Details of Disappearance
Norman was last seen in Cowessess First Nation near Broadview, Saskatchewan on November 18th 1977. He was last seen walking to a residence in the area at 2:00 am but it’s unclear if he arrived or not. He was reported missing two days after he was last seen.
He was reportedly hanging out with friends which brought him to residences in both the Cowessess and Kahkewistahaw First Nations. On the night of his disappearance, he attended a house party with friends. His friends said they last saw him riding horseback over a hill near Cowessess. He hasn’t been seen or heard from since. Several air and ground searches took place for Louison but no trace of him was ever found.
The investigation into Norman’s disappearance has produced many tips and leads about his whereabouts but none of them have ever led to anything concrete. It’s unclear what exactly caused his disappearance and whether foul play was involved or not.
In September 2009, police announced they planned to dig in several abandoned wells located on the Cowessess First Nation for Norman’s remains. They said they had received tips and information indicating evidence might be found in those locations. However, it’s unclear if the searches yielded anything substantial in the case.
His family and investigators believe that people Norman was with that night know more than they are letting on. They have urged anyone who knew Norman and knew about what happened to him to come forward with information. They hope due to the passage of time since he went missing that someone will come forward with the information needed to solve the case.
Norman’s mother passed away some years after her son’s disappearance, she never got over his disappearance and waited for him to come home. His remaining siblings and relatives continue to hope for closure in his disappearance which remains unsolved.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477