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List of missing in Joplin down to zero

At an afternoon news conference, Governor Jay Nixon announced everyone is now accounted for on the Joplin missing list. The death toll stands at 134 in the wake of the devastating tornado. According to the Springfield News Leader, that includes 124 who were confirmed dead, seven who died but were never taken to the morgue and three who died in the hospital since the tornado.At noon, the Missouri Department of Public Safety released its final list and attributed each person found as found alive, or confirmed dead.Also on Wednesday, NASA released a high resolution photo of the tornado's path through Joplin.Following is the news release regarding the final missing/found list:FULL PRESS RELEASE INCLUDING NAMES OF DECEASED

The Missouri Department of Public Safety announced today that all persons who had previously been reported as unaccounted-for have either been located or confirmed deceased and their next-of-kin notified.In the wake of this devastating tornado, Missouri State Highway Patrol Troopers have demonstrated outstanding professionalism and dedication in carrying out the vital mission of locating every individual who was unaccounted for after the storm, Gov. Nixon said. Our Troopers worked 24/7 to locate these individuals and to bring relief to the families of the living, and closure to the families of those who died. This was a critical mission that our Missouri State Highway Patrol performed exceptionally well.Last Wednesday, May 25, Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol to assume responsibility for locating individuals who were unaccounted-for after the devastating Joplin tornado. After initial reports that the number of unaccounted-for individuals could be more than 1,300, the Patrol focused the search on individuals for whom an official missing-persons report had been filed.On Thursday, May 26, Gov. Nixon also directed the Missouri State Highway Patrol to augment the process of identifying the remains of those who died as a result of the tornado, and to expedite the process of notifying those individuals TM next of kin.As of 1 p.m. today, a total of 268 missing-persons reports have been filed since the tornado; that total includes three additional reports that have been filed since yesterday afternoon TMs media briefing. Over the past week, State Troopers and other partners have worked 24 hours a day to account for each of those individuals.Today, Gov. Nixon, the Department of Public Safety and the Highway Patrol reported that of the 268 individuals on the unaccounted-for persons list. 144 previously unaccounted-for individuals are reported located; 124 previously unaccounted-for individuals have been confirmed deceased, and their next of kin have been notifiedThat brings the number of unaccounted-for individuals to zero.Persons categorized as reported located are individuals who the Missouri State Highway Patrol has received credible information indicating that they are alive.As of 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, 134 individuals have been confirmed deceased as a result of the tornado. This total of 134 includes the following:124 individuals included on the unaccounted-for list who have been confirmed deceased and whose next of kin have been notified by the Missouri State Highway Patrol;7 individuals who have been confirmed deceased but were never transported to the temporary morgue because they were transported to funeral homes immediately after the tornado; and3 individuals who have died in a hospital since the storm

The names of the individuals who have been confirmed deceased and whose next of kin have been notified as of 1 p.m. today (Wednesday, June 1) are:

Jose O. Alvarez, 59, Joplin

Maria L. Alvarez-Torres, 43, Joplin

Barbara A. Anderson, 76, Joplin

Sarah L. Anderson, 47, Joplin

William A. Anderson, 53, Joplin

Cyrus Edward Ash, Jr., 87, Joplin

Grace Aquino, 46, of Joplin

Robert W. Baker, 54, Joplin

Bruce M. Baillie, 56, Joplin

Robert E. Bateson, 45, Joplin

Dorothy T. Bell, 88, Joplin

Regina M. Bloxham, 55, Joplin

Barbara Boyd, 86, Joplin

Lathe E. Bradfield, 84, Joplin

Ramona M. Bridgeford, 77, Seneca

Leo E. Brown, 86, Joplin

Hugh O. Buttram, 85, Joplin

Tami L. Campbell, 28, Joplin

Arriyinnah S. Carmona, 8, Joplin

Moises Carmona-Navarro, 42, Joplin

Shante M. Caton, 10, Joplin

Trenton Caton, 6, Pierce City

Raymond Chew, 66, Joplin

Carolane J. Collins, 62 Eagle Rock

Clyde Coleman, 72, Galena, Kansas

Lois A. Comfort, 66, Webb City

Keenan K. Conger, 49, Joplin

Vicki L. Cooper, 59, Joplin

Teddy R. Copher, 71, Joplin

Malisa A. Crossley, 36, Joplin

Adam Darnaby, 27, Joplin

Patricia E. Dawson, 74, Joplin

Nancy E. Douthitt, 94, Joplin

Ellen Doyle, 75, Joplin

Faith Dunn, 71, Joplin

Amonda S. Eastwood, 49, Joplin

Richard A. Elmore, 70, Joplin

Randy E. England, 34, Neosho

Mark L. Farmer, 56, Joplin

Ida M. Finley, 88, Joplin

Betty Fisher, 86, Joplin

Robert S. Fitzgerald, 61, Joplin

Rick E. Fox, 56, Joplin

Marsha A. Frost, 32, Joplin

Sebastian C. Frost, 10, Joplin

Charles K. Gaudsmith, 21, Carthage

Billie J. Gideon, 77, Joplin

Paul E. Haddock, 63, Joplin

Johnna Hale, 49, Joplin

Caley Lantz Hare, 16, Joplin

Dorothy V. Hartman, 91, Joplin

Dee A. Hayward, 47, Galena, Kansas

Glenn W. Holland, 59, Joplin

Lorie M. Holland, 48, Joplin

Charlotte Hopwood, 84, Joplin

Hayze Howard, 1, Webb City

Harli Howard, 5, Webb City

Thomas Russell Howard, 29, Webb City

Iona Hull, 70, Carthage

Wendy A. Istas, 58, Joplin

Jane E. Jaynes, 86, Joplin

Melisa R. Johnson, 50, Carthage

Cheryl L. Jones, 39, Altamont, Kansas

Kathy S. Keling, 53, Joplin

James D. Kendrick, 63, Joplin

Stanley D. Kirk, 62, Joplin

Geneva Koler, 84, Joplin

Tedra J. Kuhn, 69, Joplin

Donald W. Lansaw, Jr., 31, Joplin

Bruce A. Lievens, 48, Joplin

Billie S. Little, 65, Joplin

Skyuler I. Logsdon, 1, Joplin

Christopher D. Lucas, 28, Vinita, Oklahoma

Rachel K. Markham, 31, Joplin

Patricia Mann, 64, Joplin

Nancy Martin, 52, Neosho

Jesse L. McKee, 44, Neosho

James E. McKeel, 69, Joplin

Mary L. McKeel, 64, Joplin

Randall E. Mell, 49, Joplin

Angelina A. Menapace, 52, Joplin

Ronald D. Meyer, 64, Joplin

Lorna K. Miller, 72, Joplin

Ray Donald Miller III, 49, Joplin

Suzanne M. Mock, 39, Forsyth

Esterlita Moore, 64, Joplin

Doris Montgomery, 83, Joplin

Sally Moulton, 57, Joplin

Edmond V. Mullaney, 82, Joplin

Sharyl Nelsen, 34, Joplin

William R. Norton, 18, Joplin

Dennis M. Osborn, 34, Seneca

Charles E. Oster, 77, Joplin

Shirley Ann Parker, 68, Joplin

Mary J. Perry, 76, Joplin

James B. Peterson, 27, Joplin

Anna Pettek, 91, Joplin

John H. Petty, 37, Neosho

Hallie M. Piquard, 78, Joplin

Natalia M. Puebla, 17, Neosho

Shelly Marie Ramsey, 42, Neosho

Loretta Randell, 54, Joplin

Troy Raney, 39, Joplin

Virgil T. Reid, 77, Joplin

Johnny Richey, 52, Joplin

Vicki Robertson, 66, Joplin

Keith D. Robinson, 48, Joplin

Virginia Mae Salmon, 80, Joplin

Thomas Sarino 75, Joplin

Tonya L. Sawyer, 41, Fort Scott, Kansas

Frances A. Scates, 70, Joplin

Gladys J. Seay, 83, Welch, Oklahoma

Daniel W. Shirley, 48, Joplin

Judy Smith, 71, Joplin

Luther Smith, 71, Joplin

Nicholaus A. Smith, 23, Joplin

Shyrell L. Smith, 68, Pittsburg, Kansas

Lois L. Sparks, 92, Joplin

Steven J. Stephens, 28, Joplin

Gregan D. Sweet, 59, Joplin

Kayleigh Teal, 16, Pittsburg, Kansas

Heather L. Terry, 36, Joplin

John Thomas, Jr., 40, Joplin

Sandra K. Thomas, 55, Carthage

Zachary D. Treadwell, 9, Joplin

Margaret Tuit, 92, Joplin

Michael E. Tyndall, 33, Joplin

Darian D. Vanderhoofven, 45, Joplin

Joshua D. Vanderhoofven, 1, Joplin

Miguel Vazquez-Castillo, 28, Joplin

Miles Wells, 49, Webb City

Tiera Whitley, 20, Fulton, Kansas

Zach Williams, 12, Joplin

Charles W. Writer, 74, Joplin

The coroner has authorized the release of all deceased persons to their families so that they may be laid to rest. As of 1 p.m., 119 persons had been released from the morgue, and additional persons are expected to be released later today.

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