Ohio Women Bring Hope to Mom of Missing Man

By David Chang
|  Tuesday, May 7, 2013  |  Updated 10:20 PM EDT
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Mark Himebaugh went missing in 1991. His mother talks to NBC10's Ted Greenberg about why the Cleveland case of three missing women gives her hope again.

Mark Himebaugh went missing in 1991. His mother talks to NBC10's Ted Greenberg about why the Cleveland case of three missing women gives her hope again.

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The incredible case of three Ohio women who were found after being held captive for over a decade has stirred the emotions of a Cape May County woman.

Maureen Himebaugh’s son Mark vanished nearly two decades ago. Maureen says that after what happened in Ohio, she has renewed hope that her son will be found.

“There’s something about this story that made me think, God, I do believe in miracles,” she said. “What if just this story brought out Mark?”

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Mark Himebaugh was 11 years old when he went missing from his Middle Township neighborhood back in November of 1991. Over 20 years later, detectives are still assigned to the case. While tips still come in, the case remains unsolved. Maureen is hoping the high profile case in Ohio will inspire someone to come forward.

“Whether it’s negative or positive, at least it’ll bring closure,” she said. “Because the not knowing is the hardest thing.”

Maureen has always remained hopeful that her son is still alive however. It’s the reason why she’s never moved from the house where the family lived when Mark disappeared.

“I just get this feeling that if he’s out there, and he comes home, he’s going to be comfortable here,” she said.

A reward of $10,000 dollars is being offered to whoever discovers Mark while $25,000 is being offered for his safe return. If you have any information on his whereabouts, please call the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-465-1135, the Middle Township Police Department at 609-465-8700 or Cape May County Crime Stoppers at 609-465-2800.
 

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