At approximately 12:15 p.m. on that same day, a hunter reportedly located LaDawn’s deceased body in a wooded area on Gold Hill Road near Foulks Road in Madison.
Upon further investigation, the Sheriff’s Office said detectives believe that LaDawn and her boyfriend were "visiting some people who live in the area and had started walking together in the Gold Hill Road area sometime Sunday evening (Dec. 19th)."
LaDawn allegedly overdosed and passed away in the woods. The Sheriff’s Office said they believe Taylor left his girlfriend there before attempting to report her missing.
Taylor was arrested and charged with felony death by distribution, concealing a body, and resist, obstruct, and delay of an officer. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Taylor was booked into the Rockingham County Detention Facility on $500,000 bond.