Deputies seek new leads in missing persons case
CLEVELAND, BRADLEY COUNTY (WRCB) – Deputies are looking for fresh leads in the case of a woman who has been missing since 2009.
The Bradley County Sheriff's Office recently took over the search for Marsha Ellen Rader Brantley from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
Brantley, who was 51-years-old at the time of her disappearance, was last seen in May or June of 2009. But Brantley was not reported missing until November, when a friend told an attorney she had not been seen in a couple of months. According to the BCSO, the attorney notified the District Attorney's Office, which passed the information directly to the TBI.
Deputies say at the time of her disappearance Brantley was married to Donnie Brantley and they had no children.
Investigators say Donnie Brantley told the TBI that his wife left him and they were planning to divorce.
Marsha Brantley is approximately 5'8" tall and weighs around 125 pounds. She has light brown hair and blue eyes.
Brantley was known to enjoy camping and frequently spent time in a family-owned camper in Townsend Tennessee. Investigators have not found the camper and are seeking information about it as well.
Anyone who can provide information about Brantley or her camper should contact either the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-TBI-FIND, or the Bradley County Sheriff's Office at 423-728-7336.