Debra Hoskins ties yellow ribbons onto the North Fork Stillaguamish River Bridge near Arlington, Wash., on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. "Ribbons signify that you expect the return of a loved one. For me this is just showing faith. We're just believing that every single body will be returned to their families," Hoskins, who is a pastor, said. The death toll from the March 22 mudslide has increased to 28. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Lindsey Wasson) SEATTLE OUT; USA TODAY OUT; MAGS OUT; TELEVISION OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT TO BOTH THE SEATTLE TIMES AND THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Death toll hits 29 in Washington mudslide
By MANUEL VALDES and LISA BAUMANN
| The Associated Press
First Published Apr 02 2014 09:14 am • Last Updated Apr 02 2014 10:27 am
Arlington, Wash. • A county medical examiner has increased the death toll in the Washington state mudslide to 29.
That’s one more victim than had been reported Tuesday, but the number officially identified by the Snohomish County medical examiner’s office on Wednesday remains at 22.
And 20 people are still listed as missing from the March 22 slide that broke off a steep hill, roared across the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River and buried a community at Oso, about 55 miles north of Seattle.
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