Suspect charged with abandoning body on road side

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WSB-TV

20-year-old Taylor Smith was left for dead after she be suffered an asthma attack.

JASPER, Ga. (AP) — One suspect has been jailed and others face possible charges after authorities say a woman's body was left outside a mobile home in Jasper when friends could not revived her.

Taylor Smith, 20, died after an apparent asthma attack she experienced while with friends, police said. Pickens County sheriff's deputies say the friends dropped her lifeless body off along Robin Lane. Deputies found the body near a trailer just down the road from the county jail.

Marty Gaddis, 38, faces charges that include concealing a death and abandonment of a body, WSB-TV reported (http://bit.ly/1a1ASNH). It wasn't known whether Gaddis has an attorney.

Smith's mother, Tanya Smith, is a Holly Springs police lieutenant.

"As a mother, I'm angry. I'm so angry that they treated her the way they did," she said.

"She didn't deserve just to be dumped on the side of the road, just because they didn't know what else to do," Smith added.

Jasper is about 60 miles north of Atlanta.



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