- Posted November 17, 2012 by
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Missing Mark Anthony Ysasaga
Fifteen year old Lubbock teen Mark Ysasaga has not been seen since June 14th, and concern for the teen’s safety is growing stronger each day.
Mark Ysasaga packed a bag and headed to the home of a 17-year-old friend on the evening of Wednesday, June 13th. By all reports, the last time anyone saw Mark was around 2am at the friend’s house.
On Thursday, the 14th, Mark was nowhere to be found.
His mother, Anna Maria Ysasaga-Cuevas tells MPN her son is not the type of kid who would just disappear or run away. “My kids have freedom, because I want them to be able to do the things they want to do,” Ysasaga-Cuevas said. “So it doesn’t make sense why he would run away when he has the freedom to enjoy life already. My son was a loving and caring son and loved to be with all his friends. And not one friend has heard anything from him at all.”
Mark’s mother told us her son spent the night at a friend’s house, and that no one has seen him since. Without assigning blame or suspicion, she has noted the friend has been “unusually quiet” since her son’s disappearance.
Although the investigation into Mark’s case initially stalled, the perserverance of his family has brought more attention to his disappearance in the last few days. “The Lubbock Police Department told me he probably ran away,” Ysasaga-Cuevas said. “He is a minor, he is out there somewhere, and he is my son. I’m not going to keep quiet while nothing is done.”
“His father found the back of the bed of his truck that night around midnight, and he had put it on the front porch thinking he was coming back for it,” Ysasaga-Cueves told MPN.
Rumors are rampant in this case, as several teenagers from the area claim to have knowledge of Mark’s whereabouts. One possible disturbing new piece of information came to light Wednesday evening, at a vigil for Mark. However, Detectives from the Lubbock Police Department have not responded to MPN’s calls on this new information, which may not be meant for public disclosure.
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 the morning of Thursday, June 14th.
If you have any information regarding Mark Ysasaga’s whereabouts, please call (806) 300-1534, or the Lubbock Police Department at(806) 775-2865.