Mark Anthony Berumen

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Above Images: Berumen, circa 2002

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 28, 2002 from Phoenix, Arizona
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 3, 1977
  • Age: 25 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'11, 175 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Black hair, brown eyes. Berumen has numerous nicks and scars on the back of his head and an appendectomy scar on his abdomen.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A silver Fossil watch.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Berumen was last seen at 10:30 p.m. on July 28, 2002, at the Amazons nightclub in the 4100 block of north 7th Street in Phoenix, Arizona. He has never been heard from again. His truck was later located abandoned at the nightclub.

    In October 2004, police charged two Phoenix men, Patrick Steven Herring and Oliver Michael Pimental, with killing Berumen. They believe he was shot to death in an apartment in the 900 block of east Devonshire Avenue in Phoenix. Authorities found evidence of a homicide inside the apartment, including a bathtub that had to be replaced because of gunshot damage. A third man, Richard James Skaggs, was charged with stealing Berumen's car and credit card after his death and is also a suspect in Berumen's murder.

    Skaggs was found guilty of the thefts in February 2004 and was sentenced to 46 years in prison; he has never been charged in connection with Berumen's presumed homicide. Herring pleaded guilty to manslaughter in October 2004. Pimental has yet to be tried for Berumen's murder. He could face the death penalty if convicted.

    Berumen was employed as a computer engineer for a Phoenix insurance company at the time of his disappearance. He graduated from Indio High School in California before moving to Arizona. His remains have not been found, but foul play is suspected in his case due to the circumstances involved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Phoenix Police Department
    602-262-6141

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing Adults
    Phoenix Police Department
    The Arizona Republic

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated February 16, 2007; details of disappearance updated.

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