Authorities were able to eliminate 140 people who had been reported missing
DARRINGTON, Wash. -- Washington authorities say the official death toll from a devastating mudslide remains at 16, with eight additional bodies located but not recovered.
Snohomish County Emergency Management Director John Pennington says Wednesday that the number of people missing or unaccounted for dropped Wednesday from 176 to 90.
He says the number of missing has been fluctuating, but authorities were able to eliminate 140 people who had been reported missing.
In addition there are 35 other people whose status is unknown.