By JONATHAN J. COOPER and LISA BAUMANN
The Associated Press
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The hospital said Sunday that Duke Suddarth remains in the intensive care unit.
His mother, 25-year-old Amanda Skorjanc, is in satisfactory condition at the hospital.
Three men rescued from the March 22 slide also are at the hospital.
A 37-year-old is in serious condition in intensive care. An 81-year-old in serious condition in intensive care. And a 58-year-old is in satisfactory condition.
The family of the mother and baby released a statement through the hospital:
"We are so grateful to all the responders who jeopardized their safety in order to pull Duke and Amanda out of the debris. Words alone cannot tell you how thankful we are.
"Our hearts and support continue to go out to everyone who has been affected by this tragedy."
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DARRINGTON — Estimated financial losses from the deadly Oso mudslide that has killed at least 24 people have reached $10 million, Gov. Jay Inslee said Monday in a letter asking the federal government for a major disaster declaration.
In seeking additional federal help following one of the deadliest landslides in U.S. history, Inslee said about 30 families need assistance with housing, along with personal and household goods.
The estimated losses include nearly $7 million in structures and more than $3 million in their contents, Inslee's letter said.
The Snohomish County medical examiner's office said Monday afternoon that it has received a total of 24 victims, and 18 of those have been positively identified. Previously, the official death toll was 21, with 15 victims identified.
The remains of three additional victims were found Monday, but they have not yet been included in the medical examiner's official numbers, Snohomish County Executive Director
Gary Haakenson told reporters at a Monday evening briefing.
The county sheriff's office released a list Monday evening of 22 people believed missing following the March 22 slide that destroyed a rural mountainside community northeast of Seattle.
That's down from the 30 people officials previously considered missing.
“There's been an exhaustive effort by the detectives to narrow the list down to one that they feel comfortable releasing,” Haakenson said.
“These are 22 people whose loved ones are grieving,” he said. “We want to do all we can to find them and put some closure in place for their families.”
He said there could be some overlap between the list of missing and the handful of victims who have not been positively identified by the medical examiner.
Steve Harris, a division supervisor for the search effort, said Monday that search teams have been learning more about the force of the slide, helping them better locate victims in a debris field that is 70 feet deep in places.
“There's a tremendous amount of force and energy behind this,” Harris said of the slide.
Harris said search dogs are the primary tool for finding victims, and searchers are finding human remains four to six times per day. Sometimes crews only find partial remains, which makes the identification process harder.
Inslee's request Monday also seeks federal help with funeral expenses, and mental health care programs for survivors, volunteers, community members and first responders.
He also is asking for access to disaster housing, disaster grants, disaster-related unemployment insurance, and crisis counseling programs for those in Snohomish County and for the Stillaguamish, Sauk-Suiattle and Tulalip tribes.
Meanwhile, members of the Seattle Seahawks football team and Seattle Sounders soccer team visited with community members Monday evening.
The Snohomish County Medical Examiner's office says they have 24 mudslide victims in their custody, of which 18 have been identified:
18. Gerald E. Logan, 63, from Arlington, WA
17. Sonoah Heustis, 4 months, from Arlington, WA
16. Judee S. Vandenburg, 64, from Arlington, WA
15. Amanda B. Lennick, 31, from Arlington, WA
14. Shelley L. Bellomo, 55, from Arlington, WA
13. Hunter Ruthven, 6, from Arlington, WA
12. Julie A. Farnes, 59, from Arlington, WA
11. Alan M. Bejvl, 21, from Arlington, WA. This is the fiancee of Delaney Webb, the grand-niece of Quilcene resident Tamara Lenzen. (See below)
10. Leon J. Regelbrugge III, 49, from Arlington, WA
9. Joseph R. Miller, 47, from Arlington, WA
8. Summer R. Raffo, 36, from Arlington, WA
7. Lewis F. Vandenburg, 71, from Arlington, WA
6. Shane M. Ruthven, 41, from Arlington, WA
5. William E. Welsh, 66, from Arlington, WA
4. Kaylee B. Spillers, 5, from Arlington, WA
3. Linda L. McPherson, 69, from Arlington, WA
2. Stephen A. Neal, 55, from Darrington, WA
1. Christina A. Jefferds, 45, from Arlington, WA
22 still missing:
1. Dequiletts, Ronald M. 52 Arlington and Bothell. This is the son-in-law of Port Angeles Bethel Pentecostal Church Pastor Omar Vigoren.
2. Durnell, Thomas M. 55 Steelhead Dr., Arlington
3. Gullikson, Bonnie J. 91 SR 530 NE, Arlington
4. Gustafson, Mark J. 54 Steelhead Dr., Arlington
5. Hadaway, Steven N. 53 Steelhead Dr., Arlington
6. Halstead, Jerry L. 74 Steelhead Dr., Arlington
7. Halstead, Gloria J. 67 Steelhead Dr., Arlington
8. Harris, Denver P. 13 Steelhead Dr., Arlington
9. Harris, Steve 52 Arlington
10. Harris, Theresa 52 Arlington
11. Miller, Larry 58 Arlington
12. Miller, Sandra 64 Arlington
13. Regelbrugge, Molly K. 44 Steelhead Dr., Arlington
14. Ruthven, Katie 35 Steelhead Dr., Arlington
15. Ruthven, Wyatt 4 Steelhead Dr., Arlington
16. Satterlee, Thom 64 Steelhead Dr., Arlington. This is the brother of Quilcene resident Tamara Lenzen.
17. Satterlee, Mary 61 Steelhead Dr., Arlington This is the sister-in-law of Quilcene resident Tamara Lenzen; she said she was informed that the woman was dead.
18. Slauson, Lon E. 59 Steelhead Dr., Arlington
19. Spillers, Billy 30 Steelhead Dr., Arlington
20. Spillers, Brooke 2 Steelhead Dr., Arlington
21. Webb, Delaney M. 19 Steelhead Dr., Arlington (alternate address is Marysville). This is the grand-niece of Quilcene resident Tamara Lenzen.
22. Mangual, Jovan E. 13 Steelhead Dr., Arlington