As of 8:00 p.m. on January 13, 2018 there are five active missing persons cases related to the January 9, 2018 flood incident in Montecito. The list decreased from seven people to five today following the discovery of 25-year-old Morgan Corey who was found deceased during search and recovery efforts. 62-year old Delbert Weltzin was located safely.
The current list of active missing person cases includes:
John “Jack” Cantin – 17 years old
Faviola Benitez Calderon – 28 years old
Pinit Sutthithepa – 30 years old
Lydia Sutthithepa – 2 years old
John “Jack” Keating – 53 years old
*A separate Montecito resident also named John Keating was seriously injured during this incident and is in the hospital. The John Keating listed above is a separate individual and is still on our active missing persons list.
Sheriff’s detectives are actively working on locating persons reported to the Emergency Operations Center and Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center. The list of open active missing persons cases often fluctuates as new information is obtained.
Missing persons related to the storm and subsequent flooding and mudslides can be reported to the Emergency Operations Center at 805-681-5542 and please be prepared to provide as much detail as possible to the call takers.