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Families of mudslide victims confront grim reality: Some of the dead may never be found

  • Sara Wzitz wears a yellow ribbon and holds a candle Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at a candlelight vigil in Arlington, Wash., for the victims of a massive mudslide that struck the nearby community of Oso, Wash., on Saturday, killing at least 16 people and leaving dozens missing. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Sara Wzitz wears a yellow ribbon and holds a candle Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at a candlelight vigil in Arlington, Wash., for the victims of a massive mudslide that struck the nearby community of Oso, Wash., on Saturday, killing at least 16 people and leaving dozens missing. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)  (The Associated Press)

  • Teresa Welter cries as she holds a candle, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at a candlelight vigil in Arlington, Wash., for the victims of a massive mudslide that struck the nearby community of Oso, Wash., on Saturday, killing at least 16 people and leaving dozens missing. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Teresa Welter cries as she holds a candle, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at a candlelight vigil in Arlington, Wash., for the victims of a massive mudslide that struck the nearby community of Oso, Wash., on Saturday, killing at least 16 people and leaving dozens missing. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities in Washington state say they've found additional remains at the site of a massive, deadly landslide.

Washington State Patrol spokesman Bob Calkins said authorities will release more specific information Wednesday evening.

Previously, authorities said they believed they had found 24 bodies from the slide that swept through a rural area north of Seattle on Saturday.

Dozens of people remain unaccounted for, although that number is expected to go down.