By Erica Morse
Publisher, Victims News Online
Updated 12:45am CST, December 14th, 2012
Today marks a somber anniversary for the loved ones of missing Lubbock teen Mark Anthony Ysasaga, but that does not mean his family or the volunteers tasked with locating him will ever give up hope.
It was around 2am on Thursday, June 14th, 2012, that the last alleged sighting of Mark was reported; the teen disappeared after attending a sleepover at the home of a friend on 27th Street in Lubbock, TX.
Earlier sources indicated to Victims News Online there may have been at least one possible sighting of Mark on a video surveillance tape at a local Wal-Mart in Lubbock, around 5:30am on the morning of June 14th; however, no sighting of Mark has been noted since that time/day.
Since then, Mark’s mother, Anna Ysasaga-Cuevas, has been leading a mission to find her son, backed by family, friends, and strangers who have come together for one collective mission.
Anna Ysasaga-Cuevas, along with dozens of volunteers, has been searching for her son since his June disappearance, distributing fliers with his photo(s), conducting ground searches, and even participating in the Abilene parade with volunteers from the Hailey Dunn Search Center, from approximately 90 miles away.
C.F.S.I. for Missing Children has been involved in the search for Mark since the onset, and Private Investigator Chuck Foreman and his team have followed up on leads from San Angelo to Abilene.
In a September interview, Foreman told Victims News Online, “We will not stop until Mark is found.”
Mark Ysasaga is 15 years’ old, 5’7″, 145 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen in the area of 27th Street in Lubbock, Texas, at approximately 2am on Thursday, June 14th, 2012.
New information in the case– as recent as last week — indicates at least one person may have been questioned in Mark’s disappearance, and authorities are still seeking the owner of a 2004 black Escalade with black rims and Texas license plates.
If you have any information regarding Mark Ysasaga’s whereabouts is asked to call PI Chuck Foreman at (512) 644-9856.(806) 300-1534, or the Lubbock Police Department at (806) 775-2865.
A video dedicated to Mark may be found here.