Search continues for missing Gadsden woman

LEESBURG, AL (WBRC) - Cherokee County sheriff's investigators are continuing to search for a missing Gadsden woman.

Ashley Rebecca Taylor, 23, was reported missing on Saturday. Investigators say Taylor was camping at Leesburg Landing with her husband, 54-year-old Benny Taylor, who was arrested Friday for public intoxication and is cooperating with authorities.

Taylor's mother filed a missing person's report on Saturday. On Sunday, Taylor's car was found submerged in about 16 feet of water at a landing on Weiss Lake near Leesburg near the campsite.  A forensics expert was examining the vehicle on Monday for clues.

Monday, Taylor's family held a vigil at the lakeside landing. They told FOX6 News they hope, if the truck did crash, Taylor managed to escape.  They said she had experienced issues with depression in the past but hoped someone may find her and help her.

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