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25 Years Later, New Jersey Mother Still Seeks Closure in Case of Missing Son

A New Jersey mother whose son disappeared 25 years ago says that she has accepted that he might be gone but is still seeking closure.

Maureen Himebaugh tells the Press of Atlantic City she is reminded of her son Mark whenever she sees a child who resembles him at the hospital where she works.

Mark Himebaugh disappeared 25 years ago Friday.

The then-11-year-old left his house to watch firefighters battle a large marsh fire. He was seen returning from the fire and stopping to talk to two "persons of interest" in a small white or gray car.

The last time Mark Himebaugh would be seen by anyone was when a park guard saw him enter the Cape May County Park-South on Bayshore Road with a younger girl.

Maureen Himebaugh still has photos of her son all over her home, along with a chess set that he got after a neighbor taught him the game.

The "Missing Persons" investigation is still active.

Representatives of agencies that have participated in the search for Mark Himebaugh as well as family members are going to honor Mark Himebaugh with a candlelight vigil on Nov. 25, at the Cape May County Park-South, the last place he was seen.

A Go Fund Me page has been started to increase the reward from $30,580 to $50,000 to motivate others to come forward with any information they may have to help solve the case.

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