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Meighan Cordie's mom: 'Daughter missing since last night'

KOIN 6 News obtained the call made to Yamhill County Dispatch

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- The day after Meighan Cordie attended a wedding with her family at Heiser Farms near Dayton, her mother called Yamhill County Dispatch to report her missing.

Meighan's mother called the non-emergency line on Sunday, August 19. She told the dispatcher when they left the wedding the night before they had a disagreement and Meighan got out of her mother's car and walked away barefoot.

"I'm sorry. My daughter's been missing since last night. And I'm getting kind of worried, 'cause she's supposed to work in 10 minutes and I haven't heard anything from her. We were at a wedding, and she ... was upset and got out of the car, and I haven't heard from her since. And I haven't been able to find her. I drove around for 2 hours this morning looking for where she got out of the car, and so I don't know if I should call 9-1-1 or if I have to wait a certain amount of time."

The dispatcher said she could report her daughter missing right away. She told the dispatcher she checked with hospitals and jails to see if something happened to her.

"And she doesn't have her phone. She didn't have her phone. She left it in my car. She didn't have her wallet. Everything was in my car."

That 2-minute call launched a large search for the 27-year-old mother. Days later, joggers found her body off a road, down an embankment about 8 miles from where her mother said she got out of the car.

Meighan Cordie died of blunt force trauma, the medical examiner ruled. But how and why remain a mystery.


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