Another body recovered from Washington state mudslide

A helicopter flies over the large debris pile left by a mudslide in Oso, Washington, in this April 4, 2014 file photo. Reuters

EVERETT, Wash. -- Officials say another body has been recovered from the debris of a landslide that killed dozens of people in Washington state.

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office said Thursday that it's not clear if the body is that of either of the two people who remain missing after the March 22 slide.

The remains of 42 people have now been recovered. Authorities ended the active search for bodies late last month, but work continues to rebuild a highway through the area.

The slide occurred when a rain-soaked hillside above the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River gave way, obliterating a neighborhood in Oso, about an hour northeast of Seattle.

Still missing are 53-year-old Steven Hadaway, who had been installing a satellite TV dish at a home, and 44-year-old Kris Regelbrugge, whose husband also died.

According to CBS affiliate KIRO TV, the sheriff's office contacted Hadaway's brother on Thursday.

"It's just a waiting game from here," Jonathon Hadaway told KIRO, "It's the new normal. We know he's out there. So we got to find him and we got to bring him home."

Snohomish County Sheriff's spokeswoman Shari Ierton told KIRO "identification of the deceased, as well as cause and manner of death" would be determined by the county medical examiner.

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