Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Mark Weisman was released from Ramsey I prison in Huntsville, Texas on March 31, 1981 after serving approximately 2 years for burglary. On the day of his release, Mark was released 2 hours early and he immediately walked to the bus station where he purchased a bus ticket to the Mexican border. Mark believed he could find peace and happiness in Guatemala or Costa Rica.
When found walking around Huntsville with his bus ticket, he refused to get in the car with his family and come home to Houston. That is the last time his family saw Mark.
Mark was a letter writer and the letters home stopped coming after that time. Mark had wandered off and left for months at a time before. He was in a Mexican jail a year or two before while exploring Mexico. He also had travelled to Guatemala where the US embassy sent him home because he had no money or shoes and he was sick. He went directly to jail in Texas when he got off the plane because he had violated probation. Mark had also traveled to El Salvadore once or twice before.
Early on, Mark may have carried some id on his person, but the sicker he became, Mark did not carry identification, money or a passport. He lived off the land, climbing trees for fruit and fishing for dinner. No car at the time he went missing. He hitchhiked and walked everywhere.
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Houston Police Department