Cindy Marshall was Drew Marshall's sister on the HBO original series True Blood. Played by American actress Stacie Rippy, Cindy makes her debut on the episode "To Love Is to Bury" in the series' first season. The first known victim in Drew Marshall's killing spree, Cindy worked at Big Patty's Pie House, south of Interstate , near the town of Bunkie, Louisiana, and met an untimely demise on the subsequent episode, "You'll Be the Death of Me", at the end of the series' first season.
Cindy Marshall and her brother, Drew, moved to Bunkie, Louisiana a few months prior to the start of Season 1. Cindy became employed at a pie house and dated at least one vampire. She was found strangled to death shortly thereafter. Her brother Drew went missing on the same day she was found murdered, and police suspected that either he was killed as well, or he was the killer. No evidence for either theories could be retrieved.
As Sookie Stackhouse is being chased by a person she believes to be the serial killer responsible for the deaths of three local women, she briefly catches glimpses of his mind. In these glimpses, she witnesses the death of a woman wearing a waitress uniform. Later on, she recalls the woman's nametag was "Cindy" and she worked at place called "Patty's Pies". Sam recognizes this establishment as Big Patty's Pie House, a local pie house near Bunkie, Louisiana, and takes Sookie there.
Sam and Sookie travel to Big Patty's, where they are informed by an older gentleman named Buster of Cindy Marshall's tragic demise. He tells them Cindy and her brother Drew moved in a few months, but then someone strangled her. He also shares that there was local suspicion Cindy had been a "fangbanger" (a person who engages in sex with vampires). This detail leads Sookie to conclude indefinitely that Drew Marshall is Bon Temps' serial killer, and that he is targeting women who had sex with vampires, taking his own sister Cindy's life as presumably the first in a string of murders. ("To Love Is to Bury")
|Season one appearances|
|"Strange Love"||"The First Taste"||"Mine"||"Escape from Dragon House"|
|"Sparks Fly Out"||"Cold Ground"||"Burning House of Love"||"Fourth Man in the Fire"|
|"Plaisir D'Amour"||"I Don't Wanna Know"||"To Love Is to Bury"||"You'll Be the Death of Me"|