Cape May, New Jersey, Marks 29th Anniversary of Mark Himebaugh’s Disappearance
Today marks 29 years since Mark Himebaugh disappeared from a park in South Jersey.
On November 25, 1991, 11-year-old Mark Himebaugh was walking towards a playground in Del Haven and he hasn't been seen since.
According to Middle Township Police, a park guard was the last person to see him at about 4:00 that afternoon.
The Middle Township Police Department, Cape May County Prosecutor's Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation continue to investigate this case.
Since Mark Himebaugh’s disappearance, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has generated several age-progression photos. The photo above is what Mark may look like now in his mid-30s.
Mark's mother, Maureen, said on that day she told her son she was dropping off a neighbor to pick up their car at a repair shop in Middle Township. But he didn't want to go along because a fire had broken out in town and he wanted to watch what was happening nearby. When she returned from the errand, her son had vanished.
A convicted child sex offender who remains behind bars, Thomas Butcavage, has been described by police as a person of interest in the case but he denies involvement and the case remains officially unsolved.
Anyone with information regarding the disappearance of Mark Himebaugh is urged to contact the Middle Township Police Department at (609) 465-8700 or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at (800) 843-5678.
With prior reporting from Townsquare Media's David Matthau.