Learn To Fight: Woman Beaten and Left to Die on Nature Trail

tina waddellEditor’s Note: Every bone in her face was broken. Arm yourselves, ladies, so nothing like this ever happens to you.

DALLAS, GEORGIA – A woman who was brutally attacked on the Silver Comet Trail Tuesday evening remains in the hospital after undergoing surgery. Her family says it’s one of many ahead of her.

A spokesperson for the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office tells FOX 5 News that a passing bicyclist noticed Tina Waddell on the side of the trail near Academy Drive around 6:42 p.m. Tuesday. The 42-year-old woman was taken by helicopter to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

Family members released pictures of Waddell on Thursday as a warning to others. The family asks for the public’s support as she continues to recover.

“It was awful,” said Peter Skott who found the woman. “Her head was just disfigured.”

Investigators say Waddell was jumped while walking on the bridge over Academy Drive and Vernoy Aiken Road. She was then dragged into the woods and was severely beaten about the head and face.

This article continues at Myfoxatlanta.com

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