• Breanna Johns

Live Oak woman found dead in freezing temperature


A woman was found dead in freezing cold temperatures on the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Live Oak, Fla. The woman was identified as 61-year-old Pamela Smith,” according to WCTV.

The temperatures were in the low 20s when Smith died. She was found slouched over at the front of the Suwanee County courthouse in a sitting position against the front doors when a deputy spotted her at around 11:50 p.m.

Smith was moving and talking when the deputy spotted her. A few hours later, she was still moving and talking to herself against the doors, according to the police report. However, when the deputy spotted her again at around 5 a.m., Smith was dead.

"I hate that we had to lose someone. But, I feel like she was offered the assistance. She was checked on, had the ability to receive some help; and just refused our help," Chief Williams explained.

The cold may have been a big factor in Smith's death, but the Suwanee police won't know for sure until autopsy results are complete.

"She was a good woman. She always liked to walk, have fun, talk to everybody. She was a good person. My cousin took care of her real good. We're just sorry for her loss," said Anthony Ansley, a friend of Smith.