Mother’s body found near car with daughter inside

Officials are investigating after someone found a woman’s body on the beach and the woman’s 8-year-old daughter alive inside a car that had been surrounded by the tide.

KING-TV reports that according to the ’s Office, the 36-year-old woman parked the car on the beach in Grayland on Sunday and told the girl to stay inside as she went fishing.

Someone walking on the beach found the woman’s body Sunday afternoon, and the child was found in the vehicle, which had become surrounded by water as the tide came in.

The girl was not injured. Police were looking for relatives for her to stay with.

Sheriff Scott Johnson said there were no obvious signs of trauma or foul play.


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