• Woman attacked on Silver Comet Trail released from hospital


    COBB COUNTY, Ga. - The victim in a violent attack on the Silver Comet Trail has been released from the hospital.

    A month after the attack, Tina Waddell continues recovering from a daylight assault that left her seriously injured.

    On Monday, however, hikers and bikers hit the trail where the incident occurred.

    People on the trail kept their eyes on safety as well as their route.

    “I’m always aware and always ride in tandem with my cycling partner so I’m just always very aware and careful,” trail user Shelley Petree said.

    One biker said she is especially careful given the violent attack of another female at the trail.

    “We’re always aware of our surroundings when were out riding. Just being a female I think you’re always aware of your surroundings wherever you go nowadays in the world we live in,” Shelle Aggelakos said.

    Waddell was found crawling out of the woods near the trail. She had been badly beaten by a man she was barely able to provide a description for.

    Her family released a photo following her assault to raise awareness about the violent attack. On Aug. 2, loved ones walked the trail in Waddell's honor as she remained hospitalized waiting for surgery.

    The Paulding County Sheriff's Office started a reward fund for information leading to an arrest in the case after they said several anonymous sources came forward with substantial contributions. Waddell's family also setup a reward fund.

    Leads have largely dried up since the incident, police said. 

    The suspect remains unidentified. Police are still investigating the attack, but activity on the trail appears to be returning to normal.

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