SITKA, Alaska – Authorities say they have found the body of a city building official who went missing in a landslide.
The city says in a news release that the body of 62-year-old William Stortz, a building official for Sitka, was found at 4:15 p.m. Alaska time Tuesday on the south side of the landslide.
Stortz was working near newly built homes Aug. 18 when logs, mud and debris slid down a hillside into the neighborhood.
The slide came after 2.5 inches of rain fell in 24 hours.
Brothers Elmer and Ulises Diaz were painting a new house and were killed. The bodies of Elmer, 26, and Ulises Diaz, 25, were found in the debris of logs and muck earlier this week.