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Death toll climbs to 29 in Washington state's devastating mudslide

  • Washington State Department of Transportation workers enter the mudslide site on a constructed path of plywood on Highway 530 near mile marker 37, near Oso, Wash., Tuesday, April 1, 2014. The death toll from the March 22 mudslide has increased to 28. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Lindsey Wasson)  SEATTLE OUT; USA TODAY OUT; MAGS OUT; TELEVISION OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT TO BOTH THE SEATTLE TIMES AND THE PHOTOGRAPHER

    Washington State Department of Transportation workers enter the mudslide site on a constructed path of plywood on Highway 530 near mile marker 37, near Oso, Wash., Tuesday, April 1, 2014. The death toll from the March 22 mudslide has increased to 28. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Lindsey Wasson) SEATTLE OUT; USA TODAY OUT; MAGS OUT; TELEVISION OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT TO BOTH THE SEATTLE TIMES AND THE PHOTOGRAPHER  (The Associated Press)

  • Workers go through the first stage of the decontamination process after coming off the site of a fatal mudslide near Oso, Wash., on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. The March 22 mudslide destroyed a  rural mountainside community northeast of Seattle. (AP Photo/The Herald, Mark Mulligan) MANDATORY CREDIT.

    Workers go through the first stage of the decontamination process after coming off the site of a fatal mudslide near Oso, Wash., on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. The March 22 mudslide destroyed a rural mountainside community northeast of Seattle. (AP Photo/The Herald, Mark Mulligan) MANDATORY CREDIT.  (The Associated Press)

A county medical examiner has increased the death toll in the Washington state mudslide to 29.

That's one more victim than had been reported Tuesday, but the number officially identified by the Snohomish County medical examiner's office on Wednesday remains at 22.

And 20 people are still listed as missing from the March 22 slide that broke off a steep hill, roared across the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River and buried a community at Oso, about 55 miles north of Seattle.