Day 9 list of mudslide victims

The following people are confirmed dead in the March 22 mudslide near Oso. This list was updated Sunday, March 30. The information was verified either by Snohomish County officials or family members. The most recently identified victims are listed first. Unless otherwise noted, the hometown is Oso.

Unofficial known dead: 31

Officially confirmed dead: 21 (6 unidentified)

Victim names officially released: 7

Officially missing: 30

Julie A. Farnes, 59: She and her husband, Jerry Farnes, who was away when the slide hit, had retired and moved from Alaska to Steelhead Drive about a year ago, according to the Anchorage Daily News. The fate of their son, Adam Farnes, is unknown. More about Julie

Shane Ruthven, 43: He and his wife, Katie Ruthven, owned Mountain Lion Glass and lived with their children on East Steelhead Drive. Katie Ruthven is the daughter of retired Snohomish County sheriff’s sergeant Tom Pszonka. She and Hunter, 6, and Wyatt, 4, are still missing. More about Shane

Joseph R. Miller, 47: He was a photographer who liked to fish and fought mental illness much of his life. His father, Reed Miller, with whom he shared a home on Steelhead Drive, had gone grocery shopping when the slide hit.

Kaylee B. Spillers, 5: Her brother, Jacob Spillers, was rescued by helicopter, and her mother, Jonielle Spillers, was away at the time of the slide. Three other family members — father Billy Spillers, 30; brother Jovon Mangual, 13; and sister Brooke Spillers, 2 — are still missing. More about Kaylee

William E. Welsh, 66, of Arlington: He was an electrician helping install a hot-water heater in Oso. More about William

Stephen A. Neal, 55, of Darrington: A hot-water-heater installer who was on the job in Oso. More about Stephen

Sanoah Violet Huestis, 4 months: Granddaughter of victim Christina Jefferds, 45. Sanoah’s mother, Natasha Huestis, survives her. More about Sanoah

Christina Jefferds, 45: A volunteer Oso firefighter with her surviving husband, Seth Jefferds, and grandmother of victim Sanoah Violet Huestis, 4 months. More about Christina

Summer Raffo, 36, of Concrete: A former lumber stacker and school janitor, Raffo was a horse enthusiast and farrier and was driving on Highway 530 when the slide hit. More about Summer

John Regelbrugge III, 49: A Navy commander who had served 32 years. His wife, Kris Regelbrugge, is missing. More about John

Linda McPherson, 69: Retired branch manager of the Darrington Library and a longtime Darrington School Board member. More about Linda

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