A duffel bag tucked under an arm, Mark Kenneth Dickinson chatted briefly with a neighbor one afternoon in August, before walking north on Edmund Street in Aberdeen a short distance from his home. The conversation marked the last time anyone saw Dickinson.
Aberdeen police have been searching for Dickinson since Aug. 26, without success. On Tuesday, the department reached out to the public once again for assistance in locating the missing man.
“From the time he was last seen, he has literally been a ghost,” said Acting Det. Sgt. Will Reiber.
Dickinson, 54, is described as 5-feet, 9-inches tall and weighing 155 pounds. He was last seen at approximately 5 p.m. on Aug. 26 near his Edmund Street home.
Reiber said Dickinson’s family has circulated flyers and police have investigated his disappearance, but have not turned up any indication of his whereabouts. His disappearance is not suspicious, according to Reiber, who said he believed it was “self-imposed.”
Dickinson had completed a midnight shift at his job the morning before, and was expected back at work that night for another such shift before a four-day break; Reiber said Dickinson told co-workers he was looking forward to the time off. He did not leave a note before leaving home; Reiber declined to discuss any items missing from the home or that may have been contained in Dickinson’s bag when he departed.
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Mark K. Dickinson is asked to contact Aberdeen police at 410-272-2121.