New Details In Marsha Brantley Cold Case

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Updated: 11/19/2012 9:45 am
Marsha Brantley's Aunt, Medra Justis, bags up keepsakes, like old dresses.

Justis says when Marsha disappeared in June of 2009, her husband, Donnie Brantley did not report her missing.

Instead, she says, he shoved most of her belongings in the closet and soon left the Cleveland area.

Books, Bibles; Saturday is the first time family members have been allowed to go through these items in more than three years.

Justis adds, "It gives me a lot of hope."

Hope items left behind will serve as clues, they say, as to where Marsha is.

Attorney Jim Logan says, "Some notes were found, some additional information has been located which further implicates Mr. Brantley in the death of his wife."

Donnie Brantley initially told investigators when interviewed that Marsha left him.

However, Marsha's family members did not believe that then, and definitely not now.

Justis add,s "She was just thrown away like someone had no respect for her and we know who that was, and Donnie Brantley is going to pay for what he's done to her."

Investigators tell us Donnie moved out shortly after neighbors called them, concerned they had not seen Marsha walking her dogs for quite some time.

Logan adds, "Just the most bizzare set of circumstances that one might imagine."

This weekend, Logan says he found pornographic material on Donnie's computer, and more evidence that Donnie had a girlfriend.

That's not all.

Logan adds, "He had taken a mattress from one of the bedrooms and put it downstairs, when he entered, he would stay there. He would allow the power to be cut off, and then he bought hallogen flashlights to use here."

Logan believes for a short time after Marsha disappeared, Donnie would sleep downstairs with a hatchet next to him.

Logan adds, "We're cataloging it every minute as you know."

A suspicious looking piece of concrete was also found Friday, but after being ripped up, nothing was found.

Nonetheless, family members are holding out hope that cell phones and cameras recently discovered at the home will open this case wide open.

Justis adds, "Our goal is to find her and give her a final resting place."

There is currently a civil suit against Donnie Brantley, but investigators are having a hard time finding him.

They believe he's in the Kingston, Georgia area.

If you know where he is call the Bradley County Sheriff's Office.
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