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August 1, 2014 at 1:14 PM

1 child dead, 1 hurt in Cannon Beach; Wash. woman sought

The Associated Press

UPDATE, 5:32 p.m. | ASTORIA, Ore. — Authorities in Clatsop County, Ore., say a 2-year-old girl has been found dead at a Cannon Beach inn, a 13-year-old child was injured and the mother is being sought.

Cannon Beach Police Chief Jason Schermerhorn says a housekeeper discovered the children Friday morning at the Surfsand Resort. No adults were in the room. The 13-year-old girl suffered cuts and underwent surgery at a Portland hospital.

The chief said police are searching for 40-year-old Jessica Smith of Goldendale, Klickitat County, Wash. She and her children checked into the room on Wednesday.

She might be driving a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban with Washington license plate APX 3141. The chief describes her as a person of interest and says police want to make sure she’s safe.

Portland station KPTV reports that Smith and her husband recently separated.

ORIGINAL POST | CANNON BEACH, Ore. — Authorities in Clatsop County say an infant has been found dead in a Cannon Beach inn, another child was seriously injured and the parents are being sought.

Cannon Beach Police Chief Jason Schermerhorn tells the Daily Astorian authorities were called to the Surfsand Resort Friday morning.

He didn’t release details about the death and injuries immediately.

Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Cannon Beach, homicide, Oregon

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