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Ore. Mom arrested, charged in 2-year-old daughter's murder

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Oregon police arrested a Washington woman on suspicion of aggravated murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter in a Cannon Beach hotel room, police said.

Jessica Smith, 40, from Goldendale, Wash., was found in her car on a logging road off of Highway 26, where she is believed to have been since the crime, police said at a news conference.

Smith's daughter Isabella was found dead in a room at the Surfsand Hotel on Friday. Alana Smith, the woman's 13-year-old daughter, was also in the room, seriously injured.

Sister of Toddler Found Dead Expected to Survive

Smith faces attempted aggravated murder charges in connection with the 13-year-old girl's multiple cuts and stab wounds, according to police. The teen was flown to a hospital in Portland, where she was listed in stable condition following surgery.

The teen could be discharged from the hospital within a few days.

Smith is scheduled to be arraigned Monday at Clatsop County Court in Astoria.

The father of the two children, Greg Smith, is not a suspect in the case and has been cooperating with police, officials said.

According to court records obtained by KATU-TV, the couple had recently filed for divorce and Jessica Smith had been denied her request for a restraining order against Greg Smith in July.

If convicted of aggravated murder, Smith could face the death penalty.

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