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Fort Carson soldier's son added to list of dead in Washington mudslide

By Andrea Sinclair Published: April 3, 2014 0

The name of the 13-year-old son of a Fort Carson soldier was added to the official list of those confirmed dead in the wake of the Washington mudslide that leveled the community of Oso and killed 30 people.

The boy, Jovan E. Mangual was visiting his mother in Arlington when the landslide hit March 22 and his father, Staff Sgt. Jose Mangual, set out from Colorado to Washington in search for the boy two days later.

The mother could not be reached.

The number of confirmed deaths in the mudslide rose to 30 Thursday after the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office released Jovan's name in addition to a 67-year old woman whose remains were identified. According to the medical examiner, Jovan Mangual died of multiple blunt force injuries caused in the mudslide.

The slide swallowed an area one-square-mile in size and was up to 15 feet deep in some areas. Search and recovery crews reported debris fields 75 feet in depth in some places and unstable, quick-sand like conditions.

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