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A Vanishing in Del Haven – Where is Mark Himebaugh?

Posted by KindraLore on November 21, 2007

Mark Himebaugh 11 years old

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.

Himebaugh Witness

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)

Mark Himebaugh 27 yrs old

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).

Links and Articles:

Missing N.J. Boy Still A Mystery 16 Years Later
Still No Trace of Mark Himebaugh 16 Years Later
The Charley Project – Mark Joseph Himebaugh

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10 Responses to “A Vanishing in Del Haven – Where is Mark Himebaugh?”

  1. Ali said

    Mark was actually abducted in 1991, not 1980.

  2. Ali:

    Thank you for the correction. I inadvertently used the year Mark was born there. I have fixed it. Thanks again.

  3. unknown said

    i still cannot get over tha this boy was never found.i live in del haven and was 2 yrs old when he went missing.it kind of creeps me out that it happened so close to my home.

  4. Hi Unknown. He was 11, not two but yes, its scary and perplexing as to what happened to him.

  5. Anonymous said

    he was saying the he, not mark was two years old when he was abducted.

  6. I see. My apologies. I misread it.

  7. cathy said

    I have been looking for Mark sinse 1995..Someway somehow I will find him.He is in my heart n soul forever

  8. Anonymous said

    If Jaycee duggard can be found alive after 18 years. I am damn sure that mark is alive out there somewhere probably in the same situation as she was. I pray that he is someday found and his mom will have her son back. I can not imagine a parent going sixteen or eighteen years without knowing what happened. To their child. If that girl could come forward and tell them what happened to mark it would help so much with the case but because she never did it has been left unsolved.

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