Her Mother Confessed to Killing her, but later Recanted: The Disappearance of Marlena Danyele Childress

Fraulein Motte
10 min readNov 27, 2023

On April 16, 1987, Marlena Danyele Childress disappeared from her home in Union City, Tennessee. Weeks later, her mother Pamela Bailey confessed to killing the 4-year-old, but later recanted.

What happened to Marlena?

Marlena Danyele Childress

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Fraulein Motte

I'm an independent journalist and writer based in Tennessee, USA. I specialize in covering true crime and other related topics.