A woman and her daughter, last seen in the early hours of March 12, were found dead in a rural area, official sources said. According to the released information, the woman and her daughter have been identified as Meshay Melendez (27 years old) and Layla Stewart (7 years old). Investigation of her searches continued until her lifeless body is not discovered. Police announced their bodies were found on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 in rural Washington state. Both were last seen on March 12, after which they were declared missing and their search began by officers.
According to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, they received a call from a passerby who reported seeing what appeared to be two “life-size mannequins” just off the road on an embankment in the thick brushwood around 9:40 a.m. in Washougal seemed. The deputies who answered the call found two bodies. Vancouver Police Department detectives were notified of this incident. Since the news of her death was confirmed online, her loved ones and friends have paid their tribute and left their heartfelt sorrow to the family members who are going through a difficult time.
Who is Meshay Melendez?
After determining that the woman and her daughter were Meshay Melendez and Layla Stewart, they called their family members and the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the manner of their deaths. Posting two pictures of the mother and daughter, a Facebook user wrote: “Calm down beautiful Shay I was very proud of the woman you have become and the good mom you are. I will always love you Meshay Melendez and I will see you on the other side soon boo. Now you and Layla take care of us all, I LOVE you.”
According to “unique genetic traits,” the bodies belong to 27-year-old Meshay Melendez and her 7-year-old daughter Layla Stewart, the police department said in a press release. Police said Melendez and her daughter Layla were last seen in the early hours of March 12, 2023 at Block 7700 of Vancouver Mall Drive. An officer went to her home on March 18 to check on welfare after her family said they had not heard from her since March 11. Currently, the whole family is going through a difficult time as they lost their two beloved family members. Layla was just 7 years old at the time of her death. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.