Missing Gadsden woman found dead - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Missing Gadsden woman found dead

LEESBURG, AL (WBRC) - A Gadsden woman missing since Thursday was found Tuesday in the backwaters of Weiss Lake.

Leesburg Police and the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office said the body of Ashley Rebecca Taylor was found at about 3 p.m. after a search by a team of cadaver dogs.

Taylor, 23, was reported missing Saturday by her mother. Taylor and her husband, 54-year-old Benny Taylor, had went camping last Thursday at Leesburg Landing. Police said Benny Taylor was arrested Friday for public intoxication and was cooperating with authorities in the search.

Sunday, Ashley 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 hoped, if the truck did crash, Taylor had 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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