Crews Find Bodies Of 3 Missing After Utah Mudslide


Wednesday, July 15th 2009, 5:22 am
By: News On 6


Associated Press - July 15, 2009 12:33 AM ET

LOGAN, Utah (AP) - Searchers have recovered the body of the third and final person missing after a weekend mudslide destroyed a northern Utah home.

Officials announced Tuesday evening they found the body of 13-year-old Victor Alanis in the rubble and debris. The bodies of Victor's mother, 43-year-old Evelia Jacqueline Leavey, and sister, 12-year-old Abbey Alanis, were recovered earlier in the day.

The search for Leavey and her children began Saturday afternoon after an avalanche of mud and water swept down a hillside in Logan and buried most of their home.

Fire Department spokeswoman Liz Hunsaker says 15 homes were evacuated after the slide and firefighters had to carry children from some homes.

No one else was reported missing or injured in the slide.

Information from: KSL-TV, http://www.ksl.com/

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