AN Aussie woman who ended up homeless after moving to Washington DC has been found dead days after telling her mum she was “ready to go back”.
Meghan Godfrey asked her parent to bring her home in a chilling final text message to her family Down Under.
Authorities believe she took her own life by throwing herself off a building at George Washington University on July 16.
The 27-year-old from Yungaburra, Queensland, ended up on the streets after she was reportedly robbed of her wallet and ID.
She was reported missing last week by her mum who had travelled to the across the Pacific to bring her home.
Local women's outreach organisation, HER Resiliency Centre released snaps of Meghan on social media in the hope of tracking her down.
She was last seen at Washington's Union Station and described as being in a “vulnerable state.”
The centre revealed Meghan had emailed her mum two weeks earlier asking her to take her home saying she was “ready to go back.”
Come take me home... ready to go backMeghan Godfrey
HER said in a statement on July 14: “At the beginning of this week our outreach team met with a woman who travelled here from Australia in search of her missing daughter (Meghan Godfrey), who was recently sighted in Washington D.C.
“The daughter is in a vulnerable state, had her wallet/ID stolen, and is currently living on the streets. We have been unable to locate her since Friday.
“Pictures of her are below in the hopes that perhaps one of you might have seen her more recently.
“The daughter did send her mother an email two weeks ago asking her to come take her home...that she is ‘ready to go back.’ That is why her mother is here.
“She is not going to leave until her daughter is found.”
One photo shows Meghan looking dishevelled sitting on the street outside a building with a tote bag, cigarettes, and a takeaway cup.
Hours later, HER rep, Natasha Guynes, confirmed Meghan had been found dead.
She said: “We are saddened that earlier this evening we leaned Meghan is no longer with us. We hope she is in peace and pray for her family.”
Meghan's picture had also been circulating on social media after the National Missing and Unidentified Person's System released a report revealing an unidentified woman was found at the bottom of a building at George Washington University.
The US government agency shared an appeal alongside a composite image they created of the woman, who was discovered on July 16.
Despite her extensive injuries from the fall, the report states she still had a relatively “recognisable face”.
From that image, members of the community matched the features with that of Ms Godfrey.
A viewer noticed the woman in the composite creation was wearing the same patterned top as Ms Godfrey wore in a recent photo on the streets and authorities were notified.
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Administrators for the group where the connection was first picked up have since confirmed the ID's are a match.
A statement read: “Following the tips, the police have matched the fingerprints of the deceased woman to Meghan's prints and they are in the process of formally identifying her.”
Meghan’s mother is expected to formally identify her body and then begin the process of taking her home to Australia.
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