Death Investigation

What started as a welfare check at Forest River Apartments turned into a murder investigation for Gadsden Police . The investigation started yesterday morning when staff members at Forest River Apartments contacted the Gadsden Police Department and asked them to conduct a welfare check on 41-year old Vanessa Lee. Officers conducting the check immediately knew something was wrong. After Marbury was detained, investigators began the search for Lee – even calling on the Etowah County Rescue Squad to search a section of the Coosa River near the Forest River boardwalk. Lee’s body was eventually found near the intersection of Fain Street and Davis Street in East Gadsden. Marbury is currently being held in the Etowah County Detention Center on the Hindering Prosecution charge. The investigation is still underway and additional charges are expected.


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