Body recovered from Oso landslide area

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by KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on May 22, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Updated Thursday, May 22 at 10:22 PM

NEAR OSO, Wash. -- Snohomish County officials say a body was recovered Thursday from the Oso landslide area.

It's two months to the day since the landslide happened. There are still two people confirmed to be missing, but the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office says they don't know the identity yet of the remains found.

The two people still missing are Steven Hadaway and Molly Kristine "Kris" Regelbrugge. 

Steven's brother, Frank Hadaway, told KING 5 his family got a call from the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, alerting them that a body had been found.  They were told it could take two to three days to positively identify the remains.

Frank said they've been in this position so many times by now, they've learned not to get their hopes up until the medical examiner identifies the remains.

He says officials told him the body found Thursday was found on the Darrington side of the slide zone.

Snohomish County Director of Communication Shari Ireton said a Search and Rescue sergeant who discovered the remains had been at the site to meet with Public Works.

The active search has been suspended for several weeks. But as work continues in the area by WSDOT, Public Works and other entities, there are spotters, knowing there are still people missing.

Identification of the body, as well as cause and manner of death, will be determined by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office.

 

 

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