Left: Mark circa, 1990
Right: Age Progressed to age 38
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: June 7, 1990
Missing From: Rome, Oneida County, New York
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: January 29, 1974
Age: 16 years old
Height and Weight: 6’0″ and 160 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: White Male, Brown hair, Brown eyes, Mark has a triangular shaped scar on his right shin and a scar on his left hand, he also has a handmade tattoo of the letters “TLC” on his upper right arm, Mark has facial dimples on both his cheeks and his left ear is pierced, he has a distinctive skin discoloration on his abdomen and he was known to smoke cigarettes in 1990
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A denim vest or jacket, a black t-shirt with an eagle emblem imprinted on the front of it, a pair of blue jeans, and red/black sneakers
NCMEC Number: 747878
Details of Disappearance
Mark was last seen with his friend and coworker, Douglas Goodwin, in Rome, New York on June 7th 1990. They were both last seen at DJ’s bar in the 6400 block of Martin Street. Mark was known to have been drinking for a huge portion of the evening and might have been intoxicated when he left the bar with Goodwin. He was with several other teenagers before he left.
Investigators believe that both men might have been en route to the Utica area of New York that night. Neither of them have ever been seen again since. It was originally theorized that the two left on their own accord. Mark wasn’t reported as a missing child for several days because his family naturally assumed he was staying with friends. Goodwin had problems with his parents at the time he went missing. He was known to be living a transient lifestyle at the time. Mark was also having problems with his girlfriend at the time.
Marks family does not believe he ran away. He didn’t pack any additional clothing, money, or any belongings. He also left behind his cigarettes and a pair of new shoes. Some agencies continue to list him as a probable runaway. His family instead believe that Seelman and Goodwin both met with foul play on the night of their disappearance.
Witnesses from the bar said that Mark and Goodwin may have been seen getting into a green vehicle with an unidentified African American male. It’s unknown if this sighting is accurate or not but the young man remains unidentified.￼￼ in 2001, a man stole Marks identity and social security number and used it in the state of Missouri.
At the time of his disappearance, Mark lived on Llewellyn Road in Remsen, New York. He was a student at the Madison-Oneida Board or Cooperative Educational Services. Mark was raised by his aunt and uncle from infancy because his mother gave birth to him at a young age and they felt she couldn’t care for him.
Marks disappearance remains unsolved.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
New York State Police 315-736-0121