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Washington mudslide victims formally identified

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The latest three victims of the Washington mudslide have been formally identified.

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office positively identified the three people Thursday as Ron deQuilettes, 52; Sandra Miller, 64, and Wyatt Ruthven, 4.

They are among the 39 victims recovered from the March 22 slide that swept through the community of Oso.

Sandra Miller was building a new home on the banks of the Stillaguamish River with her husband, Larry, 58. The couple was putting finishing touches on the house before moving in, and Ron deQuilettes was there to work on the home’s electrical wiring.

There are 39 victims recovered from the March 22 slide that swept through the community of Oso in Washington state

There are 39 victims recovered from the March 22 slide that swept through the community of Oso in Washington state (photo AP)

Ron deQuilettes leaves behind a wife, who he met 31 years ago, and four children.

Wyatt Ruthven was among three generations of family who died in the mudslide, including his parents, Shane and Katie Ruthven, his 6-year-old brother Hunter and his grandparents Louie and JuDee Vanderburg. Each was previously identified as a victim of the slide.

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office said they are still working with the families of the remaining missing.

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