Body Found In McDonald County Identified As Missing Noel Woman, Children Found Safe In Iowa

UPDATE: According to the McDonald County Sheriff's Office, all of the missing children have been found safe in Iowa. They will be releasing more information as soon as it becomes available.

Original story:

MCDONALD COUNTY (KFSM) — The McDonald County Sheriff's Office has identified a woman whose body was found along Highway 59 near Noel, Missouri.

Jessica McCormack's body was found July 29 on a steep hillside beside a suitcase along Highway 59 between Noel and Ginger Blue.

Jessica McCormack (photo courtesy of McDonald County Sheriff's Office)

Investigators say the 25-year-old had not been seen since the middle of July. Authorities were not notified by anyone that she had been missing.

After several days of investigating and a re-examination of the body, officials say they have strong evidence to indicate that the body is that of McCormack.

After comparing dental records and confirming tattoos found on the woman's body, police say it is McCormack.

According to a press release from the sheriff's office, McCormack's three small children have not been seen since her disappearance. The children have been identified as 4-year-old Siah Casillas, 20-month-old Saidah Noor and 7-month-old Intisar Mahamed.

According to the press release, McCormack's friends say the children were last seen with her on or around July 3. One of the children's fathers has filed a missing person report with the McDonald County Sheriff's Office.


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