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Washington Mudslide Death Toll Rises to 36, 32 Identified

Image: Rescuers search the large debris pile left by a mudslide in Oso.
Rescuers search the large debris pile left by a mudslide in Oso, Wash., April 4, 2014. Rescue and recovery efforts have entered their 14th day on the massive Oso mudslide with 30 confirmed dead and 13 still missing. MAX WHITTAKER / Reuters file

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Authorities in Washington state raised the death toll to 36 on Wednesday from the horrific mudslide that smothered a square mile of the town of Oso.

The death toll from the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office was one higher than the total Tuesday.

Of the 36 known dead, 32 have been positively identified. The 32nd was named Wednesday — Larry J. Miller, 58, who died after multiple blunt force injuries from the March 22 disaster, authorities said.

Ten people remain on a list of missing, including two children.

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