A Vanishing in Del Haven – Where is Mark Himebaugh?
Posted by KindraLore on November 21, 2007
Pictured: Mark Himebaugh at 11 years old
Mark Himebaugh was 11 years old back in November 1991 living in Del Haven, New Jersey. He left his home at his mother’s permission to watch firefighters extinguish a small brush fire about a quarter mile from his home around 4:00PM on the afternoon of November 25, 1991.
His mother ran an errand and forty minutes later she returned but Mark was nowhere to be found. At first she thought he was playing with neighborhood children somewhere close by, but when he did not return, she reported Mark missing around 5:00PM.
A search of the area turned up one of Mark’s sneakers as well as his footprints on a beach about 75 yards from his home. Sixteen years later investigators still have no clue as to what happened to little Mark Himebraugh.
Unconfirmed witness reports state Mark was seen at an entrance to a local park with an unidentified little girl around 3:40PM. If indeed the reports were true, that would be the last time anyone saw Mark.
Pictured: Sketch of unconfirmed little girl seen with Mark Himebaugh at the park
A description of the little girl was that she was nine or ten years old in 1991 and had dishwater-blonde hair. She weighed approximately 70 to 75 pounds and was wearing a three-quarter length dark blue ski parka with a hunter orange stripe on the back.
A massive search insued for Himebraugh that included land and air searches with infrared cameras and canines. The dogs were never able to pick up a scent.
The case baffled investigators from the outset.
It has been classified in the category as other local missing person cases: Craig White, gone since 1989. William Gerald disappeared in 1978. Their bodies, likewise, have never been discovered. (I could find no information on either of these children. Please email me if you can provide more information on either of them)
Pictured: Mark Himebaugh- Age Progression Photo – 27 yrs old
Police and Mrs. Himebaugh are convinced Mark was abducted, and feel the new photo could bring new leads and perhaps closure.
If anyone has information about Mark’s disappearance or whereabouts please contact authorities at 609-465-8700 for Middle Township Police Dept. or 1-800-843-5678 (Center For Missing And Exploited Children).
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