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Number of Casualties from Flood Incident Increases to 19

The Sheriff’s Office is saddened to report that at approximately 9:00 a.m. this morning, January 13, 2018, 25-year-old Morgan Christine Corey was found deceased in an area east of Olive Mill Road.  We ask that your thoughts and prayers be with her family and friends who are already mourning the loss of Morgan’s 12-year-old sister Sawyer Corey.

There are a total of 19 confirmed fatalities directly related to the January 9, 2018 flood incident in the Montecito area.

Jonathan Benitez – 10 years old

Kailly Benitez – 3 years old

Joseph Francis Bleckel – 87 years ol

Martin Cabrera-Munoz – 48 years old

David Cantin – 49 years old

Morgan Corey – 25 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

Caroline Montgomery – 22 years old

Mark Montgomery – 54 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

We are holding every one of these victim’s family and friends close to our hearts.  We ask that you respect their privacy during this most difficult time.