More than 1,200 employees flooded into Montecito, California on Friday, as a part of a large seek and cleanup effort right into a small the city first ravaged by way of a monster wildfire and now devastated by way of a mudslide that killed no less than 18. (Jan. 12)

Devastating mudslides in California killed 19 people this week as rescue efforts proceed in the coastal the city of Montecito.

Authorities have showed the names of the lifeless whilst 5 people are nonetheless lacking after the early Tuesday mudslides ravaged this a part of Southern California. The hillsides, left with out timber or plants after summer season’s wildfires, unleashed a surge of dust throughout the valley following days of heavy rain.

Read extra: In mud-battered Montecito, back-to-back disasters ‘overwhelming’

In many circumstances, the dust burst via properties, sweeping sufferers away. They come with a pair who fell in love with their Montecito neighborhood, a circle of relatives of Mexican immigrants and a faculty scholar and her dad, a physician.

Here is the checklist of the ones who have died:

Rebecca Riskin

Age: 61

Riskin was once the founding spouse of Riskin Partners, an actual property corporate that represented consumers and dealers in Montecito, the company’s website said

The corporate showed her demise in a Wednesday Facebook post

“The confirmation of her loss is incredibly devastating to her friends, family, and our community,” the submit learn. “Per her wishes, we intend to carry out her life’s work with the same strength, grace and elegance that wholly defined Rebecca.”

The submit stated she had two youngsters, Julia and Robert, and a husband, Ken Grand.

Jim and Alice Mitchell

Age: Jim, 89, and Alice, 78

Jim Mitchell, the oldest particular person to die in the mudslide, had simply celebrated his 89th birthday the day before the Tuesday mudslide. 

The couple had raised their two youngsters in Orange County, Calif., ahead of shifting to Montecito in 1995. Jim labored in exertions family members, and Alice was once a schoolteacher. 

The couple, their daughter stated, had fallen in love with their Montecito domestic. Their canine, Gigi, remains to be lacking.

Marilyn Ramos, Jonathan Benitez and Kaelly Benitez    

Age: Marilyn Ramos, 27; Jonathan Benitez, 10, and Kaelly Benitez, Three

Ramos, a stay-at-home mother, was once drowsing in her mattress in conjunction with her daughter Kaelly Benitez when dust crashed via their condo domestic. Sleeping within sight was once Jonathan Benitez, Kaelly’s cousin and Ramos’ nephew. He additionally died. 

“My sister was such a good person, she only thought of others to the point that she would cry with you when you were hurt or sick,” stated Jennifer Ramos, Marilyn Ramos’ sister.

Jonathan Benitez’s mom, Fabiola Benitez, is amongst the ones lacking.

Marilyn Ramos’ husband, Antonio Benitez, was once injured however survived. His brother Victor is Jonathan father and the husband of Fabiola Benitez. Victor’s 2-year-old son survived.

Antonio and Victor are Mexican immigrants who personal a Montecito lawn and landscaping trade.

Mark and Caroline Montgomery

Age: Mark Montgomery, 54, and Caroline Montgomery, 22

The Montgomery circle of relatives had simply returned from a holiday in Brazil two days ahead of the mudslides.

Mark Montgomery’s spouse and oldest daughter have been out of the city on a trade go back and forth. On Tuesday morning, Mark, his daughter Caroline and son Duffy all have been asleep in their domestic ahead of dust crashed into the space, sweeping away Mark, a health care provider, and overlaying Caroline, a contemporary faculty grad. 

Mark Montgomery’s son Duffy, 20, was once additionally drowsing in the space. He attempted to save lots of Caroline, however she died in his hands. 

David Cantin

Age: 49

Cantin was once a Boy Scout scoutmaster and was once vice chairman of worldwide gross sales for a number one developer of scientific tools. 

His space was once destroyed. His 14-year-old daughter, Lauren Cantin, was once buried for hours ahead of rescuers discovered her. She survived. Jack, her 16-year-old brother, is lacking.


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Josephine Gower

Age: 69

Diane Brewer told KTLA 5 in Los Angeles that her pal was once any individual who lived passionately and was once “very gregarious.”

She had two grownup youngsters and 3 grandchildren.

Read extra: At least 18 dead as teams dig through mudslide debris in California

John McManigal

Age: 61

The mudslide destroyed the McManigal domestic, killed McManigal and injured his 23-year-old son, Connor, who was once carried a mile by way of dust.

A Go Fund Me page for the family known as McManigal “An amazing man, father of six, and a loving husband.”

Roy Rohter

Age: 84

Rohter was the founder of St. Augustine Academy, a small, non-public, Roman Catholic Okay-12 college in Ventura, Calif.

The mudslide swept him from his Montecito domestic. His spouse, Theresa, was once rescued and stays in strong situation.

“Roy’s life has been in service to his good, loving and ever-forgiving God,” St. Augustine Academy headmaster Michael Van Hecke stated in a commentary. “He has done so much for so many people and pro-life and Catholic education causes. … Thousands have been blessed by the Rohters’ friendship and generosity.”  

Peter Fleurat

Age: 73

Fleurat and his spouse, Ralph “Lalo” Barajas, have been at domestic Tuesday when the flooring began shaking. 

The dust broke via the partitions, taking them each.

“The last thing Peter yelled out to me was, ‘Lalo, grab onto some wood and don’t let go,’ And that was the last I heard of him,” Barajas told CBS News

Sawyer Corey and Morgan Christine Corey


Age: Sawyer Corey, 12, and Morgan Christine Corey, 25

The frame of Morgan Christine Corey was once discovered Saturday. Her sister, Sawyer Corey, was once discovered previous.

Peerawat Sutthithepa and Richard Taylor

Age: Sutthithepa, 6, and Taylor, 79

Sutthithepa and Taylor, his stepfather, the Los Angeles Times reported, have been killed when the mudslides got here via. 

Sutthithepa, who went by way of the nickname Pasta, loved trains, circle of relatives pal Kevin Touly advised the Times

The boy’s father and 2-year-old sister are nonetheless lacking, the newspaper reported.

Martin Cabrera-Munoz

Age: 48

Joseph Bleckel

Age: 87

Bleckel was once discovered in his Montecito domestic about 11:30 a.m. on Friday, turning into the newest to be named lifeless by way of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office



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