By Nolan Feeney
April 21, 2014

The death toll from a March mudslide in Washington state has risen to 41, officials said Monday.

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified and released the names of 39 victims so far, and it’s working on identifying the remaining bodies.

“We are working closely with the families of the remaining missing and extend our most heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends during this difficult time,” the office said in a statement on its website.

The mudslide destroyed more than two dozen homes when it occurred on the outskirts of Oso, a small town about 50 miles northeast of Seattle, on March 22.

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