Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux man missing since May

Kevin Marshall, far right, with family members including brother Daron White Eagle and mother Eleanor Miner. Photo courtesy Daron White Eagle

Eagle Butte man missing since May
By Richie Richards
Native Sun News Today Staff Writer

EAGLE BUTTE –– The last time Kevin Duane Marshall, 38, was seen by his mother was on May 19, 2016 in Eagle Butte as she was leaving for Rapid City to attend his daughter’s graduation ceremony at Central High School.

Since his disappearance, the family has made several trips back and forth from Rapid City to Eagle Butte “to look for him around the reservation and walk the ditches searching for my brother,” said Daron White Eagle, founder of Wambli Ska Drum and Dance Society.

Having to sort through the hundreds of stories and leads, the family has become frustrated as they have heard everything from Mexican drug dealers in Colorado to ex-girlfriends on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation; both of which the family has confirmed are untrue but does not lessen the pain and need to search all possibilities, according to his mother, Eleanor Miner.

Chantel Marshall graduated from Central High School on Sunday, May 21, 2016. The family was preparing to attend and honor her for graduating; this included her father, Kevin. The fact that Marshall missed his daughter’s graduation is a clue that something tragic may have happened. “He would not have missed her graduation,” Eleanor Miner told NSN.

As can be the case on reservations and in other isolated communities, rumors and fabrications can add unnecessary stress and strain to investigations. “We have heard every kind of story, lots of people talking and telling us this and that,” said White Eagle of his brother’s disappearance.

When asked about the possibilities of violence, drugs or other criminality being involved in their loved one’s disappearance, the family did not know. His mother Eleanor saying, “I know he drank but as far as drugs, I don’t know anything about that. He stayed with me at my place out in the country and I didn’t notice anything like that. Mostly, his mouth gets him in trouble.”

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