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UPDATE: Death Toll Climbs to 27 at Oso Mudslide; 19 Names Released

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Authorities say the official death toll from the deadly Oso mudslide has increased to 27. Authorities say the official death toll from the deadly Oso mudslide has increased to 27.

ARLINGTON, WA - Here is the Snohomish County medical examiner's office list of publicly identified victims of the Oso landslide as of March 31st.

The medical examiner's office has received a total of 27 victims and so far has released the identities of 19.

Gerald E. Logan, 63, Arlington, WA

Sonoah Heustis, 4 months, from Arlington, WA

Judee S. Vandenburg, 64, from Arlington, WA

Amanda B. Lennick, 31, from Arlington, WA

Shelley L. Bellomo, 55, from Arlington, WA

Hunter Ruthven, 6, from Arlington, WA

Julie A. Farnes, 59, from Arlington, WA

Alan M. Bejvl, 21, from Arlington, WA

Leon J. Regelbrugge III, 49, from Arlington, WA

Joseph R. Miller, 47, from Arlington, WA

Summer R. Raffo, 36, from Arlington, WA

Lewis F. Vandenburg, 71, from Arlington, WA

Shane M. Ruthven, 41, from Arlington, WA

William E. Welsh, 66, from Arlington, WA

Kaylee B. Spillers, 5, from Arlington, WA

Linda L. McPherson, 69, from Arlington, WA

Stephen A. Neal, 55, from Darrington, WA

Christina A. Jefferds, 45, from Arlington, WA

Brandy L. Ward, 58, from Arlington, WA

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ARLINGTON, WA - The official death toll from Washington's mudslide has increased to 27, with the Snohomish County medical examiner's office saying 19 victims have been positively identified; that's up from 24 dead with 18 identified on Monday.

Workers are trying to improve the flow of the Stillaguamish River through the landslide at Oso to reduce flooding as they continue the grim task of recovering bodies.

The latest name to the list is 58-year-old Brandy L. Ward of Arlington who was killed by blunt force injuries in the March 22nd slide.

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DARRINGTON, WA - Authorities say the official death toll from the deadly Oso mudslide has increased to 24.
    
The Snohomish County medical examiner's office said Monday that it has received a total of 24 victims, and 17 of them have been positively identified.
    
Previously, the official death toll was 21, with 15 victims identified.
    
The slide struck a rural area northeast of Seattle on March 22nd. Authorities have said more than two dozen people are still missing.

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