Vermont

5 years after Irene, missing teenager's family still hopes

  • FILE - In this file photo released in August 2012 by the Brattleboro Police Department, a poster bears photos of missing Brattleboro, Vt., resident Marble Arvidson. On Aug. 27, 2011, the day before Tropical Storm Irene swept into Vermont -- Arvidson left a note for his roommate that he was headed out and would be back within a couple of hours. But he hasn't been seen since. (AP Photo/ Brattleboro Police Department, File)

    FILE - In this file photo released in August 2012 by the Brattleboro Police Department, a poster bears photos of missing Brattleboro, Vt., resident Marble Arvidson. On Aug. 27, 2011, the day before Tropical Storm Irene swept into Vermont -- Arvidson left a note for his roommate that he was headed out and would be back within a couple of hours. But he hasn't been seen since. (AP Photo/ Brattleboro Police Department, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this file photo released in August 2012 by the Brattleboro Police Department, a poster bears photos of missing Brattleboro, Vt., resident Marble Arvidson. On Aug. 27, 2011, the day before Tropical Storm Irene swept into Vermont -- Arvidson left a note for his roommate that he was headed out and would be back within a couple of hours. But he hasn't been seen since. (AP Photo/ Brattleboro Police Department, File)

    FILE - In this file photo released in August 2012 by the Brattleboro Police Department, a poster bears photos of missing Brattleboro, Vt., resident Marble Arvidson. On Aug. 27, 2011, the day before Tropical Storm Irene swept into Vermont -- Arvidson left a note for his roommate that he was headed out and would be back within a couple of hours. But he hasn't been seen since. (AP Photo/ Brattleboro Police Department, File)  (The Associated Press)

Relatives of a Vermont teenager missing since Tropical Storm Irene hope the storm's fifth anniversary will prompt someone to come forward with information.

Marble Arvidson was 17 when he left his Brattleboro foster home on Aug. 27, 2011, saying he'd be back in half an hour. He was reported missing the next day, when the storm was inundating Vermont.

No one knows if he's dead or ran away. His mother, Sigrid Arvidson, now lives in Colorado. She plans to be in Brattleboro to mark the anniversary of his disappearance.