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Body of Last Slide
IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 22, 2014
CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications
425-388-3377, Media line: 425-249-6263
EVERETT, Wash. – Snohomish County Sheriff’s
Office Search and Rescue personnel believe they have located the body of Molly
Kristine “Kris” Regelbrugge of Arlington, the last victim from the March
22 slide near Oso.
“I’m humbled and honored that we are able return Kris to her
family,” said Sheriff Ty Trenary. “I’m also extremely grateful to the
communities of Oso, Darrington and Arlington who stood beside us these past
four months in our efforts to recover all of the missing victims.”
The body was located at approximately 8 a.m. today on the west
side of the slide site, south of SR 530. Search and rescue personnel used
evidence-based search techniques, often employed by law enforcement in missing
persons cases, in their search. Personal items believed to belong to the
Regelbrugge family had been previously located in the area.
“It is a testament to the persistence of the sheriff’s office
that today, four months after the slide, we recovered the final victim,” said
Snohomish County Executive John Lovick. “The sheriff’s search and rescue teams
are true professionals. I am honored and humbled by their dedication and
commitment to this community.”
The Snohomish County Medical Examiner will confirm
identification of the body once it is recovered. Recovery is currently
ongoing and could be lengthy, as the area needs to be made safe for personnel,
but is expected to happen by the end of today.
The recovery and identification of Regelbrugge’s body will
bring the total number of those killed in the March 22 slide to 43.