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Death toll in Washington mudslide rises to 30

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    Bellevue Fire Dept. Lt. Richard Burke speaks with media members about the scene a deadly mudslide, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Oso, Wash. Officials have so far confirmed the deaths of 29 people, although only 22 have been officially identified in information released Wednesday morning by the Snohomish County medical examiner's office. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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    An autopsy room is seen by media members through a viewing window at the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's office, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Everett, Wash. The office is processing the remains of victims from the March 22 mudslide in nearby Oso, Wash., that has killed at least 29. Another 13 people are unaccounted for. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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    A now-barren hillside overlooks the valley below at the scene of a deadly mudslide, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Oso, Wash. Officials have so far confirmed the deaths of 29 people, although only 22 have been officially identified in information released Wednesday morning by the Snohomish County medical examiner's office. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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    Dennis Peterson, Snohomish County Medical Examiner's office deputy director, talks about the tented area behind him used for decontaminating bodies just outside an intake area at the office, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Everett, Wash. The ME's office is processing the remains of victims from the March 22 mudslide in nearby Oso, Wash., that has killed at least 29. Another 13 people are unaccounted for. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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    A worker wearing bright yellow coveralls is dwarfed as he walks in the debris field at the scene of a deadly mudslide, torn loose from the hillside above, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Oso, Wash. Officials have so far confirmed the deaths of 29 people, although only 22 have been officially identified in information released Wednesday morning by the Snohomish County medical examiner's office. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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    A volunteer logger sharpens his chainsaw at the Oso, Wash., mudslide site, Wednesday, April 2, 2014. (AP Photo/The Herald, Genna Martin)

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    Medical investigator Deb Hollis, left, pets therapy dog Paddy on a break as handler Christi Dudzik, center, looks on with Jennie Thommen at the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's office, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Everett, Wash. The office is processing the remains of victims from the March 22 mudslide in nearby Oso, Wash., that has killed at least 29. Another 13 people are unaccounted for.(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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    Bellevue, Wash., Fire Dept. Lt. Richard Burke, left, reaches across to shake hands with Benton County assistant fire chief Jack Coats as the two overlook the scene of a deadly mudslide Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Oso, Wash. Officials have so far confirmed the deaths of 29 people, although only 22 have been officially identified in information released Wednesday morning by the Snohomish County medical examiner's office. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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    A tented area for decontaminating bodies is set-up just outside an intake area at the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's office, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Everett, Wash. The office is processing the remains of victims from the March 22 mudslide in nearby Oso, Wash., that has killed at least 29. Another 13 people are unaccounted for. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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    A volunteer, carrying a chainsaw, walks into the debris field, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, where workers continued to search through the mudslide area in Oso, Wash. (AP Photo/The Herald, Genna Martin)

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    Emergency personnel stage on Highway 530 as work to clear debris from the roadway left behind from a deadly mudslide continues behind, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Oso, Wash. Officials have so far confirmed the deaths of 29 people, although only 22 have been officially identified in information released Wednesday morning by the Snohomish County medical examiner's office. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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EVERETT, Wash. — The number of confirmed deaths in the Washington state mudslide rose to 30 today with the release of another victim’s name.

The Snohomish County medical examiner’s office says 67-year-old Gloria Halstead of Arlington died of multiple blunt force injuries in the accident. She had been on the list of missing, which now drops to 17.

Recovery crews are still searching for bodies in the March 22 landslide that crushed the community of Oso, about 55 miles north of Seattle.

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