Diary of a Mother's Mission

My son, Kevin Martin, disappered under mysterious circumstances in the wee hours of July 18, 2004. His partial remains were found on February 1, 2005 in the river. The Des Moines Police have not been helpful and this is my blog to tell what I have done as it's done.

Friday, October 07, 2005

The Stairs that lead to Nowhere...

I just parked on the Locust Street bridge to use the public library in Des Moines.
If one parks there the meters give much more time for less money than the meters in
the library parking lot.I looked out over the River and there were the "stairs that
lead to nowhere" as Kevin refered to them. The River is high, flooded to me, and the platforms that are visible much of the time are under water. The stairs that lead to those cement platforms along the sides of the River now lead to the water and as Kevin commented, look to lead "Nowhere". It would look kind of eerie to someone who visited the River for the first time, I would imagine. It looks eerie to me even
though I know that in due time the stairs will lead to the walkways along the lowering River once again.

My one last attempt to find Kevin's skull is going "Nowhere". I haven't heard from
the head of the divers or the dog handlers. Are they going to tell me something I
already know?

Yesterday morning I talked to the police again. At this point or at least yesterday
morning anyway I didn't try to change their opinion. Next time if I'm feeling particularly frustrated I might try again but for now I feel like I am on those
stairs that are going nowhere...


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