Eugene Martin’s father and Erika Cirioni’s brother have died

Donald Martin, the father of Eugene Wade Martin, one of the missing paperboys from Des Moines, Iowa, died of Alzheimer’s Disease and colon cancer a few days ago. He was relatively young, only 65 years old. Eugene’s mother is also deceased. I’m not sure whether his stepmother is still alive, though I do know that she and the father got a divorce sometime after Eugene’s 1984 disappearance. The article includes a picture of Donald.

And over in Connecticut, Erika Marie Cirioni‘s older brother, Dominic, committed suicide. He was 36 years old. Their mother says the siblings were very close and she thinks Erika’s disappearance played a major role in Dominic’s death. I found his obituary and it says one sister, Lori, predeceased him, but it lists Erika as still living. Their mother is raising Erika’s two sons.