Police discovered human remains in the woods in Cedar Cove while searching for this man, Mark Tippett, who was reported missing in Sept. 2006. (Photo courtesy of Tippett family)
Tippett was reported missing from the Cedar Cove area. Police then described Tippett as a white male, 44 years of age, approximately 6 feet tall, and weighing 200 lbs. He had a Gargoyle tattoo on his upper left arm. He was last seen wearing a black Johnny Cash t-shirt and blue jeans.
The search was organized by the the St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigation with the assistance of the Maryland State Police Special Operations Division, Search and Rescue Management Unit. People from the following groups assisted in the search: St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office; Maryland State Police; Southern Maryland Intelligence Center; Department of Natural Resources Police; Southern Maryland Information Center; St. Mary's County States Attorney's Office; Maryland Department of Corrections; Mid-Atlantic Search & Rescue Dogs; Southern Maryland Search & Rescue; and the 7th District Optimist Club.