ARLINGTON, Wash. — A body found Thursday in the debris field of the massive Oso mudslide was Steven Hadaway, family members confirmed Monday.
Hadaway was one of two remaining missing people before his body was found Thursday in the devastating 530 slide. Molly Kristine “Kris” Regelbrugge is now the only person missing in the slide.
Prior to Thursday’s discovery, the death toll in the March 22 mudslide had remained at 41. In late April, after weeks of not finding more bodies, authorities had halted the active search for the two missing residents and continued the enormous cleanup.
Frank Hadaway, the brother of missing Steven Hadaway, said when the body was found, he was hoping it was his brother’s.
“Bottom line is, I know he is with my mom. We just need him, we don’t want him left out there.”
Steve Hadaway was installing a satellite dish at a home on the morning of the massive slide. Frank Hadaway said he was told the body on Thursday was recovered on the Darrington side of the debris field.
“It’s amazing they have found as many as they have with the slide, with just the way the slide happened and everything,” Marty said.