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Police Searching for Goldendale Mother After Bizarre Beachfront Inn Discovery

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 ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) - Authorities in Clatsop County, Oregon, 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, Washington. 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.

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