Update at 1:04 p.m.: Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary has confirmed searchers have likely found the body of Molly Kristine “Kris” Regelbrugge at the site of the Oso mudslide. He said her body will be recovered sometime today.
Her remains were found about 100 yards from where the body of her husband was recovered, the sheriff said.
Trenary made the announcement at a news conference in Everett. He said he was “humbled and incredibly honored” to make the announcement on the four-month anniversary of the March 22 slide that killed 43.
The body was located at approximately 8 this morning on the west side of the slide site, state Highway 530. Personal items believed to belong to the Regelbrugge family had been previously located in the area. While the Snohomish Coutny Medical Examiner’s Office still has to confirm the identity, Trenary said he was confident the remains are those of Regelbrugge.
“I’m also extremely grateful to the communities of Oso, Darrington and Arlington who stood beside us these past four months in our efforts to recover all of the missing victims,” Trenary said.
Original post: Searchers believe they have located the body of Molly Kristine “Kris” Regelbrugge, 44, of Arlington, the last of the 43 victims to be found from the March 22 Highway 530 mudslide in Snohomish County.
The body has been located by Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue personnel, according Shari Ireton, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office.
Ireton said the body was found this morning and is in the process of being recovered by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.
A news conference in Everett is planned for later today.
The woman’s husband, Navy Cmdr. L. John Regelbrugge, 49, also died in the slide.
His body was one of the first found in the slide zone and was recovered by his sons and his brothers.