A 52-year-old Pennsburg man, expected at his mother’s home for Thanksgiving dinner last Thursday, has disappeared and Upper Perk Police are asking for the public’s help in finding him.
Police said Mark Drenning, of the 600 block of Penn Street, was last seen sometime Tuesday, Nov. 26. His roommate was under the impression Drenning went to work on Wednesday morning, as Drenning was gone when the roommate woke up.
According to authorities, however, company records reflect that Drenning hasn’t been employed at his former job at KidsPeace in Allentown for about six months, even though he was operating on a daily basis as if he was going to work.
Police said Drenning has a history of depression and had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), which had been causing him physical problems lately, according to his mother. His mother also told authorities Drenning had been experiencing medical issues with his intestinal tract.
Drenning was expected to arrive at his mother’s Telford home around 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving, but failed to call or notify anyone of his whereabouts. Police said his cell phone is still turned off, as of Tuesday night, and the cell phone provider, Sprint, was unable to “ping” the device, which would give authorities a general location of the cell phone.
According to authorities, records indicate there have been no outgoing calls on Drenning’s phone since he called his mother on Nov. 26.
Drenning is described as a white male, 5’5” in height, weighing 140 pounds. He has brown eyes and graying brown hair and wears glasses, police said. He drives a gold 2005 Volvo S60 sedan with registration JFG-5909.
Police said they couldn’t release any more information on the case, but are actively trying to locate Drenning. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call police at (215)679-8203.