Marsha Ellen Brantley
North American Missing Persons Network
Marsha Ellen Brantley

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May-June 2009 from Cleveland, Tennessee
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: n/a
  • Age: 51
  • Height: 5'8"
  • Weight: 125 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Light Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female

  • Details of Disappearance
    Marsha lived in a home with her three dogs and husband of nine years, who claimed she left him and they were planning to divorce. Marsha is 51 and was last seen late May or early June 2009. She was reported missing by a friend. Marsha Brantley's maiden name is Rader. She is an award winning writer, and enjoys the outdoors and hiking.

    Her family has been able to obtain possession of the home she lived in prior to her disappearance. Investigators also obtained a search warrant after discovering an “unusual” area in the concrete floor of the garage of the home. Detectives worked late into the evening cutting the area up, which we were told appeared to have been repaired, Forensic search canines from Lenoir City were dispatched to the scene to aid as well. No new evidence was found as a result of that search.

    Marsha's husband Donnie Brantley reportedly abandoned the property after his wife’s disappearance. He has made inconsistent comments regarding her diappearance and is considered a suspect.He was arrested in Kingston, Ga., after investigators alleged he attempted to keep creditors from repossessing a travel trailer and charged with hindering a secured creditor. The case is currently before the grand jury. Marsha's family have also filed a civil suit against Donnie, alleging that he is responsible for her disappearance and death.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

    Source Information
    News Channe l9
    Cleveland Banner
    Spree Cast
    Marsha Brantley Facebook Page
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