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Officials identify all 36 mudslide victims found so far

Officials identify all 36 mudslide victims found so far
Search and Rescue personnel continue the search for bodies buried in mud at the landslide in Oso, Wash.
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OSO, Wash. - The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified all 36 bodies that have been found so far at the scene of the devastating mudslide that destroyed a riverside community at Oso.

The latest identifications include a mystery man who didn't match anyone on the missing list. The medical examiner determined that he is Michael Pearson, 74, of Darrington. His body was recovered a week ago.

Eight people are still missing after the slide.

Gov. Jay Inslee planned to visit the Oso mudslide Friday afternoon and make stops in Arlington and Darrington. His office says he'll spend time with elementary school children and thank first responders.

On Saturday it will be three weeks since the huge landslide traveled nearly a mile, crossing the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River to bury a residential area.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says more than 370 individuals or families have registered for assistance.

A computer simulation of the slide by the U. S. Geological Survey shows it moved with surprising speed and spread out in the valley.

The names of the 36 victims identified so far:

• Denver M. Harris, 14, of Arlington

• Mark J. Gustafson, 55, of Arlington

• Bonnie J. Gullikson, 91, of Arlington

• Michael W. Pearson, 74, of Darrington

• Larry J. Miller, 58, of Everett

• Brooke Spillers, 2, of Arlington

• Billy L. Spillers, 30, of Arlington

• Mary M. Satterlee, 61, of Arlington

• Jerry L. Halstead, 75, of Arlington

• Gloria J. Halstead, 67, of Arlington

• Jovon E. Mangual, 13, of Arlington

• Katie F. Ruthven, 34, of Arlington

• Delaney M. Webb, 19, of Arlington

• Thomas P. Durnell, 65, of Arlington

• Adam M. Farnes, 23

• Lon E. Slauson, 60, of Arlington

• Thom E. Satterlee, 65, of Arlington

• Brandy L. Ward, 58, of Arlington

• Gerald E. Logan, 63, of Arlington

• Sanoah Huestis, 4 months, of Arlington

• Judee S. Vandenburg, 64, of Arlington

• Amanda B. Lennick, 31, of Arlington

• Shelley L. Bellomo, 55, of Arlington

• Hunter Ruthven, 6, of Arlington

• Julie A. Farnes, 59, of Arlington

• Alan M. Bejvl, 21, of Arlington

• Leon J. Regelbrugge III, 49, of Arlington

• Joseph R. Miller, 47, of Arlington

• Summer R. Raffo, 36, of Arlington

• Lewis F. Vandenburg, 71, of Arlington

• Shane M. Ruthven, 41, of Arlington

• William E. Welsh, 66, of Arlington

• Kaylee B. Spillers, 5, of Arlington

• Linda L. McPherson, 69, of Arlington

• Stephen A. Neal, 55, of Darrington

• Christina A. Jefferds, 45, of Arlington

All of the victims were killed by multiple blunt force injuries.
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