Deceased Female Found Outside Dayton Believed to Be Missing Person Meighan Cordie

Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/23/18 
Today, at about 10:00 a.m., joggers reported finding the body of a female down an embankment just north of the City of Dayton.  The location was determined to be at the onramp that leads from Wallace Road to Hwy. 18 and Foster Road.

Based on the physical descriptors and clothing, the body appears to be that of Meighan Cordie, who had gone missing and was last seen on the evening of August 18th, approximately 8 miles south of Dayton on Grand Island.  Yamhill County Search and Rescue and a large contingency of volunteers searched for Cordie for several days after her disappearance.  Meighan’s family has been notified of the discovery.  They are asking for privacy during this difficult time.
Detectives and investigators from the Yamhill County Major Crimes Response Team are currently on scene and working the investigation.  The Oregon State Field Investigations Team has been requested to assist with forensic evidence recovery.

This case is ongoing and in its early stages.  Details that could compromise the investigation will not be released at this time.  Additional information will be provided in the form of a media release when appropriate.