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The death toll of the Washington mudslide continued to climb today, as the Snohomish County medical examiner announced that there are now 33 confirmed fatalities from the March 22 disaster.

All but three of the remains have been identified -- check Seattle Times' page of slide victims to learn more about them -- with one being particularly hard to ascertain. "John Doe," doesn't fit the description of any of the missing victims. The only description released so far is that he was probably in his fifties and had "extensive dental work" and gold fillings.

Twelve people are still missing, including a 14-year-old boy, a 91-year-old woman and a couple who were in the process of building their dream home when it -- and they -- were taken away.

Last week, a dog was found alive in the debris, raising hopes that some of the victims may somehow be found alive. But it was later discovered that Boomer lived about two or three miles from the slide zone and had wandered over several days ago. His former owner -- his current owner's brother -- died in the slide.


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