Death toll climbs to 27 at Washington mudslide
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A customer rests her hands on a tee-shirt for sale at a sporting goods store with proceeds to be directed to victims of a deadly landslide Friday, March 28, 2014, in Arlington, Wash. The death toll from the mudslide in nearby Oso, Wash., is expected to rise considerably within the next two days as the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office catches up with the recovery effort, Snohomish County District 21 Fire Chief Travis Hots said Thursday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
A customer rests her hands on a tee-shirt for sale at a sporting goods store with proceeds to be directed to victims of a deadly landslide Friday, March 28, 2014, in Arlington, Wash. The death toll from the mudslide in nearby Oso, Wash., is expected to rise considerably within the next two days as the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office catches up with the recovery effort, Snohomish County District 21 Fire Chief Travis Hots said Thursday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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A canister labeled as donations for victims of a deadly landslide sits at the counter of a cafe Friday, March 28, 2014, in Arlington, Wash. The death toll from the mudslide in nearby Oso, Wash., is expected to rise considerably within the next two days as the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office catches up with the recovery effort, Snohomish County District 21 Fire Chief Travis Hots said Thursday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
A canister labeled as donations for victims of a deadly landslide sits at the counter of a cafe Friday, March 28, 2014, in Arlington, Wash. The death toll from the mudslide in nearby Oso, Wash., is expected to rise considerably within the next two days as the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office catches up with the recovery effort, Snohomish County District 21 Fire Chief Travis Hots said Thursday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — The official death toll from Washington's mudslide has increased to 27, with the Snohomish County medical examiner's office saying 19 victims have been positively identified. That's up from 24 dead with 18 identified on Monday.

Workers are trying to improve the flow of the Stillaguamish River through the landslide at Oso to reduce flooding as they continue the grim task of recovering bodies.

The latest name to the list is 58-year-old Brandy L. Ward of Arlington. Like the rest she was killed by blunt force injuries in the March 22 slide.



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