Mom of Meighan Cordie, who died after jumping from car, left holes in missing person report: prosecutor


Meighan Cordie’s loss of life was ruled an incident this week soon after she was discovered useless by the facet of a highway in Oregon past month, but that did not halt a prosecutor from releasing a memo detailing holes in the story her mother instructed authorities about her daughter’s strange disappearance.

Jennifer Weathers, Cordie’s mom, did not share all the points in the lacking folks report she built the working day soon after her daughter went lacking, the Oregonian noted, citing a decrease-to-prosecute memo by Yamhill County District Attorney Brad Berry.

Weathers originally told law enforcement she and her daughter had been arguing in the auto, but Berry statements she never informed law enforcement that Cordie had pulled out a clump of her hair. Authorities discovered of the quarrel’s actual physical character only when a detective confronted Weathers immediately after locating the hair in her automobile, the memo states.

The mother also claimed Cordie “got out of” the vehicle, only to afterwards convey to investigators that her daughter really jumped out, according to the memo.

Weathers described that the vehicle was traveling much less than 5 mph, but that speed didn’t account for Cordie’s significant injuries, Berry said.

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Cordie died quickly when she exited the going car or truck, hit her head on a guard rail and slid down an embankment. An autopsy subsequently revealed she had suffered an aortic separation, probable immediately after her back again hit the guard rail, and also had head trauma.

Also inconsistent was the place of the overall body. Cordie’s human body was discovered barefoot nine miles from the spot Weathers claimed — nevertheless her toes didn’t have accidents relating to these a extensive walk, the memo states.

Berry also mentioned that Weathers mentioned she took a muscle relaxer in advance of her initially polygraph check, prompting a hold off until finally that afternoon. The effects have been in the end inconclusive. Weathers in no way showed up for her next polygraph check, and has but to reschedule.

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It was decided that Cordie, 27, experienced not been forced or pushed out of the car’s backseat, wherever she sat with her 3-12 months-outdated daughter, Berry claimed. Investigators concluded the demise was tragic, but wasn’t a criminal offense.

Cordie’s overall body was found nearly a week after she was claimed missing. A crew of far more than 300 lookup and rescuers unsuccessfully experimented with to identify her. Joggers at some point discovered the entire body on an embankment.

Whilst Weathers was not being charged in her daughter’s dying, she was cited for driving when intoxicated and reckless endangerment.

The Connected Press contributed to this report.