Mark Himebaugh

Mark Himebaugh, 11, disappeared from the Del Haven section of Middle township on Nov. 25, 1991, police said in a statement Tuesday.

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Saturday marks 26 years since the disappearance of an 11-year-old township boy.

Mark Himebaugh disappeared from the Del Haven section of the township Nov. 25, 1991, police said in a statement Tuesday.

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On the day he disappeared, a Cape May County Park South guard saw Himebaugh about 4 p.m. in his neighborhood walking toward the playground in the park, police said.

That was the last time Himebaugh was seen, and the guard was the last person to see him alive, police said.

“An extensive search resulted in the discovery of the child’s left shoes approximately 75 yards from his home,” according to an age-progression flier from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. “No other trace of the child has been found. He was last seen wearing a blue sweatshirt, a gray jacket, gray pants and sneakers. He has freckles.”

Himebaugh, who would be 34, also has blue eyes and red hair, according to the flier.

The Middle Township Police Department, Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office and the FBI continue to investigate the disappearance.

Anyone with information regarding Himebaugh’s disappearance is urged to call the Police Department at 609-465-8700, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 800-843-5678, Crime Stoppers at 609-463-2800 or the Prosecutor’s Office at 609-465-1135.

Tips can be texted anonymously by sending “tips mtpdtips” to 888777.

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Waldy Diez joined the Press of Atlantic City's breaking news team in July 2017. She's a graduate of Syracuse and Rowan Universities. Previously, she was a morning tv news producer.

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