Police Searching for Goldendale Mother After Bizarre Beachfront - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Police Searching for Goldendale Mother After Bizarre Beachfront Inn Discovery

Posted: Updated:
 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.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)