Search for Missing Caver Continues After 8 Days

October 10, 2011 / Indiana, United States, North America
Caver Kevin Eve of Georgetown, Indiana

Photo via WDRB.com

The family of a missing caver, Kevin Eve, is asking for more volunteers to join the search effort.

Last seen on October 1st, his car was found two days later in a remote part of Indiana’s Harrison-Crawford State Park.

With no sign of Kevin, a 25-year-old Iraq war veteran, after eight days of intense searching, there is increasing concern.

At times during the week the folks searching for Kevin have numbered as many as 50, but on Sunday it shrunk to only a few friends and family members. An out-of-state caving convention over the weekend is being blamed for drawing away a number of volunteers.

“Not knowing where he is and being at home waiting for that door to open and he’s just going to walk in and say ‘Oh, I’m sorry’ was I supposed to call you people. That’s the hard part… missing him,” – Kevin’s mother, Becky Eve during an interview with WDRB on Sunday.

Indiana Department of Natural Resources officers are asking for more information on where Kevin might be. Search crews have been frustrated, not finding any evidence either way that he is, or is not there.

Becky Eve is hoping more cavers will join the search effort.

Update: Body Found in Cave Identified as Kevin Eve; Cause of Death Revealed

Mother of missing cave explorer asks for volunteers [WDRB.com]

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  1. Amber Boyd
    October 10, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Local news story. Kevin’s family is looking for volunteers to come out and help search as the official searches have basically come to an end.

    http://www.wdrb.com/story/15653504/mother-of-missing-cave-explorer-speaks-to-wdrb-news

    • Indy
      October 11, 2011 at 7:07 am

      where do I find information on when and where to go to help in the search for Kevin

      • Amber Boyd
        October 11, 2011 at 9:52 am

        see the info below.

  2. Sara
    October 11, 2011 at 9:30 am

    They are in desperate need of more cavers that know the area. There are only a few out there searching, and there are so many caves in the area that even the Department of Natural Resources don’t know about. If you or anyone else are cavers, and can assist in the search even if only for a short time, please call the Indiana Conservation Officers at: 812-837-9536. If they do not respond, or do not accept your offers to help, please post on here, so we are aware.

    Here is a link to a map with a couple of places to meet up with other volunteers. http://i780.photobucket.com/albums/yy81/saralee1209/Kevin%20Eve%20-%20Missing%2010-1-11/GoogleMaps-Kevin2.jpg

  3. Carol Therrien
    October 13, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Just wanted to let his mother know we are praying for his safe return. I had a missing son for 16 years and found him in Mississippi. I know it is a different situation but never give up hope and if you need anything contact me at [email protected] God Bless

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