Police: Woman's body abandoned after death

Police: Woman's body abandoned after apparent asthma attack death

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HOLLY SPRINGS, Ga. -

A Holly Springs mother is desperate for answers after her daughter's lifeless body was found on the side of the road in Pickens County.

LT. Tanya Smith of the Holly Springs Police Department has learned just a few details from investigators about her 20-year-old daughter's last hours.  She knows Taylor Smith had an asthma attack sometime Wednesday night and used her inhaler before she laid down to recover. She doesn't know why her daughter's body was allegedly abandoned by her friends near an old trailer home in Jasper.

"I don't know if they knew if she was deceased or not, but they put her in a shower and tried to revive her and when that didn't work, they put her in a car and drove her to this location in Jasper and dumped her body in front of a trailer on the side of the road," Smith said.

Lt. Smith said that she doesn't know the friends Taylor was with that night and doesn't understand why they didn't take her daughter to the hospital when she first experienced breathing trouble.
    
"I can't imagine what they were thinking. It is heart breaking," Smith said.

Smith hopes other young women will look at her daughter and learn a valuable lesson about the people they call friends.

"Not everybody that you meet that says, ‘I care about you,' actually cares about you. Be cautious and be around people that you can trust," said Smith.

Pickens County investigators confirm 38-year-old Marty Gaddis is in custody charged with concealing a death, abandoning a body, evidence tampering, plus drug and reckless conduct charges.

Taylor's mother said that investigators told her that more arrests could be made in the coming days.

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