Find Missing Mark Joseph Himebaugh!

Find Missing Mark Joseph Himebaugh!
Find missing Mark Joseph Himebaugh!
He was seen near his home.
His mother let him observe firefighters at work.
His mom left to run an errand
When she got back, Mark was never seen again.
This happened 27 years ago.
Where is Mark Joseph Himebaugh?

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Details

Find Missing Mark Joseph Himebaugh! Mark Joseph Himebaugh has been missing since November 25, 1991. He is missing from Del Haven, New Jersey. Mark Joseph Himebaugh’s case is classified as a non-family abduction. His year of birth is 1980. At the time of her disappearance, Mark was 11 years old. His current age is 38 to 39 years old. Mark Joseph Himebaugh is a Caucasian male. Mark is described as 4’6″ tall and 85 pounds at the time of his disappearance. His hair is red and his eyes are blue.

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Descriptions

Mark’s left foot was healing from a fracture at the time of his disappearance. He was also taking the antidepressant Prozac for behaviorial problems. Mark is classified as emotionally disturbed. And he may have obsessive-compulsive disorder. He frequently had tantrums and angry outbursts as a result of his conditions. But his behavior had been improving prior to his disappearance with the help of medication and talk therapy. Mark patches of freckles across his body and some small brown marks on his abdomen.

Mark’s nickname is Curious George. He had the habit of biting his fingernails around the time he disappeared. He is right-handed. When he was last seen, Mark was wearing a blue U.S.N. sweatshirt. He wore a gray jacket with a red, blue and gray plaid lining. And he wore four outer pockets with velcro, gray Docker pants and red and white L.A. Gear sneakers.

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Circumstances

Mark Joseph Himebaugh was last seen at approximately 4:00 P.M. He was seen near his family’s home on Sunray Road in rural Del Haven, New Jersey. This even occurred on November 25, 1991. His mother allowed him to observe firefighters extinguishing a small brush fire a quarter of a mile from their house.

Mark’s mother left the residence to run an errand. Reportedly, it would have normally taken five minutes. But she became delayed and as a result, she did not get home until 40 minutes had passed. Mark had disappeared by the time she returned home. His mother assumed he was with neighborhood children at the time.

Mark has not been heard from again. He was reported missing at 5:00 P.M. that evening. The afternoon of his disappearance, traffic was re-routed past his house.

There are unconfirmed witness reports that Mark was seen at a local park entrance. He was reportedly seen with an unidentified child around 3:40 P.M. the day he vanished. The identity of the girl has never been determined.

The unidentified young girl was about nine or ten years old in 1991. And she had dishwater-blonde hair. She was about four feet tall and weighed approximately 70 to 75 pounds. And she was wearing a three-quarter length dark blue ski parka with a hunter-orange stripe on the back. Authorities believe the girl could have important information about Mark’s disappearance. A sketch of the girl is posted below with this case summary.

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Sketch of an unidentified young girl whom Mark Joseph Himebaugh may have been sighted with

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Sketch of an unidentified male whom Mark Joseph Himebaugh may have been seen with

Mark was possibly sighted with two other males on the day of his disappearance. One is described as between 30 and 35 years old, about 5’8 – 5’9 tall and 150 pounds. He had dark reddish-brown hair in a ponytail, and a generally scruffy, unkempt appearance. A sketch of this man is posted above with this case summary. There is no sketch or description for the other man.

Investigators did locate Mark’s left shoe. It is described as a hand-me-down L.A. Gear sneaker, at Sunray Beach. It was approximately 75 yards from the family’s home. This occurred later in the day of his disappearance. His footprints were also seen above the tide line. But these were the only solid clues ever found.

Mark lived with his mother and older brother at the time he disappeared. And he was a sixth-grader at Cape May County Alternative Middle School.

Thomas Butcavage Jr. was named as a person of interest in Mark’s disappearance in 1993. He resembles the sketch of the man Mark may have been seen with. In 1993, a male prostitute approached the police. And he said Butcavage, one of his regular clients, had shown him a video of himself. He was supposedly having sex with a young boy who resembled Mark. The boy was handcuffed, gagged and appeared frightened.

The prostitute said he asked Butcavage if the boy was Mark Himebaugh. And Butcavage said he was. He also said he’d deliberately planted Mark’s sneaker on the beach to confuse the investigation.

Butcavage has never been charged in Mark’s case. But he has been imprisoned multiple times for drug offenses and for sex with underage males. In 2015, authorities asked anyone who knew Butcavage in the late 1980s and early 1990s to contact them.

Investigators believe Mark was abducted by a stranger. His case is unsolved.

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Appeal

Mark Joseph Himebaugh has been missing for 27 years. There are clues as to what could have happened to him. This case has tips and leads. But it has zero answers. One lead is an unidentified child, a girl who may have critical information about Mark’s disappearance. Who is she? What was her relationship with Mark? How would she fit into Mark’s disappearance? Mark may have been with two unidentified adult males. What was Mark’s relationship with them? Did they have a role in Mark’s disappearance?

Someone (s) knows something! Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Mark Joseph Himebaugh? Do you have any information concerning the person (s) responsible for his disappearance?

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Contact Information

IF you have any information, please contact the Middle Township Police Department at: (609) 465-8700. You may contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: 1-800-843-5678. You can contact the FBI tip line: 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324). You can leave an online tip at: this webpage. OR You can contact your local FBI office. You can also contact FBI International Offices.

NCMEC Case Number: 762514
NamUs Case Number: MP1892
Agency Case Number: 1991-17695

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Mark Joseph Himebaugh has a National Center for Missing and Exploited Children poster. Click here to view it.
Mark Joseph Himebaugh has a NamUs profile. Click here to view it.
Mark JOseph Himebaugh has a GINA Foundation for Missing Persons profile. Click here to view it.
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This is a 2017 article about Mark Joseph Himebaugh. Click here to view it.
Mark Joseph Himebaugh has a FBI page. Click here to view it.
This article was written after Mark Joseph Himebaugh reached his 24th annual missing date. Click here to view it.
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This is a multi-page Websleuths page for Mark Joseph Himebaugh. Click here to learn more.
The above information and images are found on Mark Joseph Himebaugh’s Charley Project page. I have adapted and remixed it. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 International License.
The above image is courtesy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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