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April 9, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Family says missing slide victim’s remains found Wednesday

The brother-in-law of an Oso mudslide victim who has been listed as missing, Mark Gustafson, 55, said he was about 30 yards away on the debris field Wednesday morning when Gustafson’s remains were found. “It’s not official yet, but we knew it was him because of the tattoo on his shoulder,” said Doug Smith, a brother-in-law from Galena,…

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April 9, 2014 at 10:13 AM

10 people now listed as missing in mudslide

The number of people listed as missing following the massive mudslide in Snohomish County is now 10. Overnight, one name came off the list compiled by the Major Crimes Unit of the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office says it is presumed the individuals on the list are missing in connection with the March 22 mudslide….

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April 7, 2014 at 7:35 AM

Mudslide has claimed the lives of 33 people

The number of people who died in the Snohomish County mudslide is now at  33. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office also said this morning they have positively identified 30 of the 33 individuals. This morning, the medical examiner’s office staff said they have identified Billy L. Spillers. Spillers, 30,  was a chief petty officer in the Navy stationed at…

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March 27, 2014 at 7:07 AM

Thursday Memo: Many may never be found … Helped dog or stole it? … Dust storm season is here

One of the many things that are so haunting about the massive mudslide: Volunteer firefighter Jan McClelland said she doesn’t think the number of victims trapped in the mud is as high as the number of missing-person reports, which stands at 90 and at one point was 176. However, she believes most victims have…

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March 24, 2014 at 1:41 PM

How to help disaster victims or report those missing

Officials responding to the massive mudslide near Oso, east of Arlington, are providing more specific directions for those with information about people missing or those seeking ways to help. They are urging people who believe a friend or family member is missing to call the Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management at 425-388-5088.  Officials are trying…

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March 24, 2014 at 6:48 AM

Rescue officials working off a list of 108 unaccounted for

Officials at the massive mudslide on SR 530 said this morning they have reports of 108 missing and unaccounted-for individuals as a result of the disaster. John Pennington, who heads the county’s Department of Emergency Management, quickly added that the reports are vague and insists the number of victims will not be nearly that large. He called 108 a “soft…

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December 3, 2013 at 7:03 AM

Tuesday Memo: Seismic Seahawks … Sark poll … Man missing in grain disaster

A whole lotta shaking going on: Jumping fans register a magnitude 1 or 2 quake during Seahawks TD fumble return. What can you say about the Hawks, but they’re the best. Some numbers: 68,387 at CenturyLink Field did all that jumping;  34-7 win against the Saints; an 11-1 record; Russell Wilson throws…

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October 6, 2013 at 3:56 PM

Missing Pacific Crest Trail hiker found safe

By The Associated Press YAKIMA — A 23-year-old woman reported missing while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in southwest Washington has been found safe, but a search for an Oregon man has been suspended. Alejandra Wilson was located yesterday afternoon, authorities said. She was cold and tired but otherwise OK. A search team spotted the Oregon woman walking…

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October 3, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Search continues in Lewis County for missing mushroom hunter from Auburn

CHEHALIS (AP) — The Lewis County sheriff’s office says about two dozen people continue to search Thursday for a mushroom hunter from Auburn who has been missing since Saturday near Packwood. Spokeswoman Stacy Brown says friends and relatives of the 48-year-old Auburn man are among the searchers. He was reported overdue Sunday by his family. His vehicle…

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October 2, 2013 at 10:13 AM

UPDATE: Ground search for hikers halted; ‘extensive air search’ tomorrow

UPDATE: 7:53 p.m. | The ground searches for a 31-year-old man missing in the Big Lava Beds area of Gifford Pinchot National Forest and a 23-year-old woman who has been hiking on the Pacific Crest Trail have been suspended, according to a news release from Skamania County Undersheriff Dave Cox. Kristopher Zitzewitz, was looking for caves with…

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