Charges Filed

53-year old Leon Marbury the 3rd is being held in the Etowah County Detention Center with no bond after his arrest in connection to the death of 41-year old Vanessa Lee. The investigation that lead to the discovery of Lee’s body Monday night started with a request for Gadsden Police to perform a welfare check at the apartment that she shared with Marbury at Forest River Apartments on George Wallace Drive. According to Captain Paul Cody, officers performing the welfare check discovered what appeared to be a large crime scene inside the apartment. After an all-day investigation that included a search of the Coosa River near the apartment complex - officers say that they found Lee’s body at the intersection of Fain Street and Davis Street in East Gadsden. Marbury is also facing a charge of Hindering Prosecution.

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