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Police Believe Body Found In Dayton Is Missing Oregon Mother

Authorities say a woman's body, found by joggers in Dayton, is likely Meighan Cordie, a 27-year-old who's been missing since last weekend.

Posted: Aug 25, 2018 11:38 AM
Updated: Aug 25, 2018 3:41 PM

UPDATE: Officials say they've determined the cause of death of a 27-year-old woman whose body was found by joggers at the bottom of an embankment.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office tells The Oregonian/OregonLive in a story on Friday that Meighan Cordie died of blunt force trauma.

But Yamhill County Sheriff's Office spokesman Capt. Chris Ray says the investigation is continuing into what led to her death and how she was injured.

Cordie's body was found Thursday.

The Clackamas woman was last seen Aug. 18 eight miles south of Dayton when she left a car after an argument with her mother without her shoes or cellphone.

She had attended a wedding on Grand Island earlier that day.

DAYTON, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities say a woman's body, found by joggers in Dayton, is likely Meighan Cordie, a 27-year-old who's been missing since last weekend.

The Yamhill County Sheriff's Office said Thursday the body was spotted down an embankment around 10 a.m.

The department says the woman's description and clothing matched those of Cordie.

The Clackamas woman was last seen Aug. 18 eight miles south of Dayton when she left a car after an argument with her mother without her shoes or cell phone.

She had attended a wedding on Grand Island earlier that day.

Megan Spencer, a friend of the family, works at a store near where Cordie was last seen. Spencer remembers her coming into the store that afternoon before the wedding.

“She came in and she was in a floral pant suit, and I remembered it because we do have weddings down here, but it's not overly common to see a bunch of people dressed up," Spencer recalled. "So I said, ‘Oh that's really pretty.’ She said, ‘Thank you.'"

Spencer said for someone unfamiliar with the area, it would be easy to get lost at night.

“Well, if she was barefoot and it's 10:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m. at night, it's pitch black down there, there's no street lights, no nothing,” Spencer explained.

Cordie’s aunt posted flyers around the area, hoping someone who knows something will come forward.

“Loving, caring, she's a mother, she has a small child at home, so that's why we're desperately also searching for her,” said Meighan’s aunt, Tracy Cordie. "She's our family, so of course we want her home."

Tracy Cordie said it is not like her niece to take off like this without contacting anyone for so long.

“She’s always the one that’s made me laugh, so it’s hard to come out here and cry tears looking for her and to be put in this position,” Tracy Cordie explained. “She’s always made people smile and laugh and she's done silly things like that for us, so we just want to smile again and see her face.”

The area where she went missing is mostly farm land surrounded by forest and close to the Willamette River, police say. Yamhill County Search and Rescue has joined air and marine patrol support in the search.

Authorities declined to release any more information about the body's discovery.

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