Marsha Brantley

May 2009. Cleveland, Tennessee. In late 2009, Kelly DeLude, a hairdresser, noticed that it had been a while since Marsha Brantley, one of her regular clients, had come in. Donnie, Marsha’s husband, said she had left him and he hadn’t seen her since May or June 2009. It seemed that Marsha had simply vanished. However, as time went on, investigators noticed that Donnie kept changing his story. With few clues, no apparent motive for foul play, and a non-cooperative husband the case became very frustrating very quickly. Where is Marsha Brantley? And did her husband have anything to do with her disappearance?

Marsha Ellen Brantley NamUs

Deputies seek new leads in missing persons case WRCB TV 6/8/2011

Investigators search for missing Bradley Co. woman WRCB TV 11/17/2012

Bradley County officers search basement for missing woman Times Free Press 


Man indicted in wife’s murder WRCB TV 8/26/2013

Family relieved by Cleveland murder arrest WRCB TV 8/26/2013

Husband of missing woman arrested in Ga. WCYB News 5 8/27/2013

Bradley Co murder charge dropped against accused husband WRCB TV 5/13/2014

Brantley seeks recusal of DA in homicide case Cleveland Daily Banner 4/28/2017

UPDATE: Cold case charges against Donnie Brantley have been dismissed WRCB TV 2/5/2018

Criminal minds: Inside the head of a man authorities believe to be a killer CBS News 7/6/2018

Was A Missing Tennessee Woman Murdered Or Did She Willingly Disappear? 48 Hours CBS News 4/7/2018

Nearly 9 years later: What happened to Marsha Brantley? Times Free Press 7/7/2018