Camp Fire death toll revised downward; officials eye opening some Paradise zones

  • Source: Paradise Post
  • Published: 12/04/2018 03:55 AM

The death toll in the Camp Fire was revised downward Monday from 88 to 85 after officials determined remains collected belonged to one person. Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said investigators obtained DNA confirmation showing the remains collected in separate bags and given separate case numbers were in fact one individual. The sheriff said no new remains were found Monday, a trend that has held steady for the past several days. Investigators have completed their search for human remains in affected fire areas, but it’s possible undiscovered remains could be found as more residents return to their homes and properties. The number of people unaccounted for stood at 11 Monday, he said. More than 3,100 people have been accounted for, a “remarkable” number given the work that has been done over the past month identifying people whose whereabouts were uncertain.


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