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Number of Casualties from Flood Incident Increases to 20

The number of casualties from the January 9, 2018 storm and subsequent mudslides/flooding that occurred has risen to 20.  At approximately 3:45 p.m. on January 13, 2018, 30-year-old Pinit Sutthithepa was located deceased in the area of Hot Springs Road near Olive Mill Road during search and recovery efforts.  A positive identification was made this morning and next of kin was notified.

We ask that you hold Pinit’s family and friends close to your hearts as they are also suffering the loss of Pinit’s son, 6-year-old Peerawat Sutthithepa and his father-in-law, 79-year-old Richard Loring Taylor, who were both fatally injured and located deceased on January 9, 2018.  Pinit’s two-year-old daughter, Lydia Sutthithepa is still missing.

The 20 victims include:

Jonathan Benitez – 10 years old

Kailly Benitez – 3 years old

Joseph Francis Bleckel – 87 years old

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

Pinit Sutthithepa – 30 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 families 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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