Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Marble was last seen on August 27, 2011. In the custody of the Vermont Department of Children and Families, Marble lived with a mentor -- a legal guardian in his 20s -- along with another teenager and that teen's mentor. Marble was seen by a roommate letting an unknown male into the house sometime after 1 p.m. Later that afternoon a note was found indicating that Marble was going out and would be back sometime around 2:15 p.m.
Arvidson had plans the afternoon of his disappearance to meet up with his girlfriend at his home after he went out for a hike. He was seen entering the woods and not since. An hour or so after Marble left, his girlfriend came looking for him, but he wasn't there. He was reported missing prior to Tropical Storm Irene hitting the area.
Marble didn't take anything with him when he left. His bank account remains untouched. There are no electronic tendrils that could be used to track him. Extensive ground searches by people and dogs have turned up nothing.
He would hang out by the regional transportation center, situated near a stream called the Whetstone Brook. When last seen, he was about to enter his last year at Brattleboro Union High School, where he was making Bs and thinking about college. Marble's extended family is from western Massachusetts, but he was born in California.
Arvidson's friends have said that it is uncharacteristic for him not to reach out to anyone for so long, and police have said that they do not believe his disappearance is a runaway situation. He got along well with family and would have reached out to his friends in nearby Wilmington to check on them after that town sustained heavy damage during Irene.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Brattleboro Police Department