Authorities in Oregon believe they have identified the remains of a female body recovered recently by joggers.
According to the New York Post, the body matches a physical description of a 27-year-old woman who disappeared Saturday.
Meighan Cordie was last seen arguing with her mother, according to investigators.
The two women were driving home from a wedding they attended the same day. At one point, she reportedly exited the car and stormed off, leaving her shoes and cellphone in the vehicle.
When individuals reported the gruesome discovery on Thursday, authorities compared the body and clothing to Cordie and determined it was a match.
Her body was found near an embankment near Foster Road, a few miles from where she was last seen in the Grand Island area.
One individual recalled the qualities she said made Cordie such a great friend.
In an interview with KPTV, Ashli Johnston said the woman “lit up a room when she came into it, making jokes, smiling, she made so many friends.
Johnston said her friend would have never voluntarily leave her 3-year-old daughter.
“I know she would try to get home,” Johnston said. “She loves that little girl more than anything; there’s no reason she would just disappear for no reason.”
Police say an investigation into the circumstances of her death remain ongoing. As of the latest updates available, officials had not announced a suspected cause of death.
A social media statement from Cordie’s family seemed to confirm the discovery.
“The pain our family is experiencing is unimaginable and we ask for privacy as we process this information and continue to grieve as a family.”
[Featured image: Meighan Cordie, Facebook]