published Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Bradley County: Police ask for public’s help in 2-year-old missing woman case

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    Marsha Brantley was 51 years old when she was last seen in late May or early June of 2009.
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A quiet search for a Bradley county woman who went missing two years ago has gone public.

Family and friends of Marsha Brantley have sent out fliers asking for anyone with information to come forward, said Bradley County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Bob Gault.

“Some of the family and friends have renewed the efforts,” he said.

Brantley was last seen in June 2009, but she wasn’t reported missing until November when a friend spoke to a local attorney, Gault said.

Steve Bebb, the 10th Judicial District Attorney, then reported the case to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, which opened an investigation, Gault said.

The sheriff’s office is now also involved in the search.

Anyone with information on Brantley is asked to contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

about Joy Lukachick Smith...

Joy Lukachick Smith is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Since 2009, she's covered crime and court systems in North Georgia and rural Tennessee, landed an exclusive in-prison interview with a former cop convicted of killing his wife, exposed impropriety in an FBI-led, child-sex online sting and exposed corruption in government agencies. Earlier this year, Smith won the Malcolm Law Memorial Award for Investigative Reporting. She also won first place in ...

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