The FBI has released the name of the man found dead in the Smokemont Baptist Church on Sunday, March 29. Tyler Britton Gaddis, 25, of Whittier, was discovered inside the church last month.
According to Shelley Lynch, FBI public affairs specialist with the Charlotte division, “The FBI and NPS (National Park Service) are involved in an active homicide investigation. The FBI responded to the scene and gathered evidence which will be processed to determine the cause, manner, and circumstances of the man’s death. Additional details are not available for release at this time.”
– One Feather staff report