36th victim of Oso mudslide identified; seven still missing



EVERETT (AP) — The Snohomish County medical examiner’s office has identified all 36 victims it received from the Oso mudslide.

The office on Friday added the name of Denver Harris, 14, of Arlington, who was killed by blunt force injuries. The boy had been on the missing list.

Three weeks after the March 22 slide, seven people remain missing, and a search continues in the debris.

A computer simulation by the U. S. Geological Survey shows that the landslide moved with surprising speed across the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River and buried the residential area as it spread out in the valley. The simulation can be seen here at YouTube.com.

Also, the Washington State Patrol wants drivers to know the slide area is “not a tourist attraction.” In a statement Friday, Trooper Keith Leary said only rescuers and emergency vehicles are allowed past the closure points along state Highway 530 on the west and east ends of the slide area.