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Death Toll in Washington Mudslide Climbs to 35, 31 Identified

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Image: Washington Army National Guard Members of 790th Chemical Company attend a candlelight vigil for communities affected by the Oso mudslide at the Community Center in Darrington, Washington
Washington Army National Guard Members of 790th Chemical Company attend a candlelight vigil for communities affected by the Oso mudslide at the Community Center in Darrington, Washington April 5, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Redmond (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT MILITARY)JASON REDMOND / Reuters

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Authorities in Washington state raised the death toll to 35 on Tuesday from the mudslide that swamped a town last month.

The death toll, from the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office, was two higher than the total Monday.

Of the 35 known dead, 31 have been positively identified and 30 have been named publicly. The 30th was named Monday — Bill Spillers, a former naval officer who was swept away along with four of his children when the land gave way March 22, devastating the town of Oso.

The 31st was Spillers' 2-year-old daughter, Brooke, who had been listed as missing. Spillers' 5-year-old daughter and her 13-year-old stepbrother have also been confirmed dead, while his 4-year-old son was rescued.

Eleven people remain on a list of missing.

— Erin McClam

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