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(ASTORIA, Ore.) -- 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.
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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