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Mystery in the Mountains: Where is Marble Arvidson?

Arvidson Marble of Brattleboro was last seen August 27, 2011, at the house he was staying on Route 9. He left the house and, in a note, he was back soon. It was ten years ago.

“I’ve never seen anything like it,” the Brattleboro Police Department detective said. Lieutenant Jeremy Evans.

Arvidson disappeared the day before Tropical Storm Irene rained its fury on the region.

“Every child of that generation at the time knows where they were when that flood hit,” said Sigrid Arvidson, Marble’s mother,

Arvidson Marble

At the time, Marble was in the custody of the Vermont Department of Children and Families, living in a “Families First” home with two other men and another teenager. The goal was to help the two teenagers learn to live on their own until adulthood.

Arvidson’s roommate told police he saw Marble leaving the house on Route 9 with someone around 2 p.m. on August 27. “He was last seen leaving with a person at the back door and so far we have not been able to identify who that person was,” Evans said.

His roommates only knew he had plans with his girlfriend later that night. A few days passed and Marble still hadn’t heard back, and in the meantime, Tropical Storm Irene had wreaked havoc on the Brattleboro community.

Evans said the storm hampered Marble’s search efforts. “How senseless the devastation he did here from the water,” he said.

Marble and Sigrid Arvidson

Sigrid Arvidson said she believed someone knew what happened to her son.

“It’s not about right or wrong. It’s not about right or wrong,” she said. “It’s information leading to his whereabouts, even though it’s information leading to a starting point.”

Marble has blonde hair and blue eyes. He is 6’2″ tall and weighs around 165 lbs. He was last seen wearing a black button-up shirt, black pants, black hiking boots, and a black fedora.

“There’s no justice, there’s no answer. I miss my boy,” Sigrid Arvidson said. “It’s between whoever it is and God, not me. As a mother, I have to find my boy, wherever he is or whatever his current form is.

“There’s a part of him out there somewhere. He deserves better. He deserves to be welcomed home.

Marble Arvidson’s progression by age.
The Brattleboro Police Department’s Anonymous Tip Line.

If you have any information regarding Marble Arvidson’s disappearance, please contact the Brattleboro Police Department.

The Brattleboro Police Department’s Anonymous Tip Line can be reached at (802) 251-8188.