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Number of Casualties from Flood Incident Increases to 18

We are saddened to report that today, January 12, 2018, another victim was located in Montecito bringing the total number of casualties from this tragic incident to 18 decedents.  87-year-old Joseph Francis Bleckel of Montecito was located deceased around 11:30 a.m. inside his residence.  We want to express our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

Here is a list of all 18 decedents:

Jonathan Benitez – 10 years old

Kailly Benitez – 3 years old

Joseph Bleckel – 87 years old

Martin Cabrera-Munoz – 48 years old

David Cantin – 49 years old

Sawyer Corey – 12 years old

Peter Fleurat – 73 years old

Josephine Gower – 69 years old

John McManigal – 61 years old

Alice Mitchell – 78 years old

James Mitchell – 89 years old

Mark Montgomery – 54 years old

Caroline Montgomery – 22 years old

Marilyn Ramos – 27 years old

Rebecca Riskin – 61 years old

Roy Rohter – 84 years old

Peerawat Sutthithepa – 6 years old

Richard Loring Taylor – 79 years old

The Sheriff’s Office wants to express our heartfelt sadness to the family and friends of those who lost their loved ones.  We request that you respect their privacy during this most difficult time.





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