Himebaugh was just 11 when he vanished after leaving his home to watch firefighters put out a blaze

By Tara Fowler
June 08, 2015 06:45 PM
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/portableplayer/?cmsID=306187211&videoID=sFAKSSpipFpp&origin=nbcphiladelphia.com&sec=news&subsec=local&width=600&height=360Police are looking for the man who phoned in a tip about Mark Himebaugh, a New Jersey boy who went missing in 1991 – and hasn’t been seen since.

Authorities are just now releasing a recording of the 2010 call to the public in an attempt to identify the anonymous caller, who simply refers to himself as “the son of the witness” to the then 11-year-old’s disappearance, according to NBC Philadelphia.

“It could be real significant,” Middle Township Detective Allan McClure told the TV station. “The caller’s voice sounded sincere.”

In the call, the man identified the name of a potential suspect: Gilbert Patrick Marie.

But nothing ever came of the mysterious call, so police are making it available to the public with the hopes of gleaning new information about the 24-year-old disappearance.

“We’re hoping that over the years that have passed, maybe somebody can either recognize the voice or the name,” McClure added.

Police have also released a new photo of Himebaugh, showing what he might look like nowadays, NJ.com reports.

Himebaugh vanished after leaving his Middle Township home to watch firefighters put out a blaze in 1991. The only clue ever found in the boy’s disappearance was a single shoe discovered on Delaware Bay beach, according to the site.

Anyone with information can contact Middle Township police at 609-465-8700 or the national missing child hotline at 1-800-THE-LOST.

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