Missing Columbia Man Found Murdered

A Columbia man missing since February 8 was found dead in Miller County on Thursday.

The Miller County Sheriff’s Office says the body of 41 year old Aaron Brantley was found at about 9:30 PM in a wooded area.


Preliminary investigation results show Brantley died due to a gunshot wound. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

Three lake area residents were arrested in connection with Brantley’s death and are being held at the Miller County Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Miller County Sheriff’s Office.

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