Police say Branton’s body was discovered by her ex-boyfriend—her death first was apparently believed to be self-inflicted. However, police now believe she was the victim of foul play according the website ActionNewsJax.
Tim Watson said Branton had recently accepted a job with his firm Hometown Lenders—returning to Dothan where she had worked for years in the mortgage business. She was to have started work Thursday according to Watson. Branton had most recently been employed in Jacksonville for Bank of America.
Watson said he last spoke with Ms. Branton Monday. He was informed Tuesday morning of the death.