Names, ages of people killed in Montecito mudslides are released

This story was updated at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 14 with the names of more mudslide victims.

At least 20 people died when floods and mudslides rushed through the Montecito area early Tuesday morning, destroying homes, closing Highway 101 and trapping people in their homes.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has been releasing victims’ names as bodies are positively identified. The names and ages of the 20 victims are:

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Jonathan Benitez: 10 years old

Kailly Benitez: 3 years old

Joseph Francis Bleckel: 87 years old

Martin Cabrera-Munoz: 48 years old

David Cantin: 49 years old

Morgan Corey: 25 years old

Sawyer Corey: 12 years old

Peter Fleurat: 73 years old

Josephine Gower: 69 years old

John McManigal: 61 years old

Alice Mitchell: 78 years old

James Mitchell: 89 years old

Caroline Montgomery: 22 years old

Mark Montgomery: 54 years old

Marilyn Ramos: 27 years old

Rebecca Riskin: 61 years old

Roy Rohter: 84 years old

Pinit Sutthithepa: 30 years old

Peerawat Sutthithepa: 6 years old

Richard Loring Taylor: 79 years old

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