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Relative: Body Of Baby Recovered In Oso Slide

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Search and rescue workers enter the debris field created by a mudslide on Washington Highway 530 on March 27, 2014 in Oso, Washington. (credit: Ted S. Warren/Getty Images)

Search and rescue workers enter the debris field created by a mudslide on Washington Highway 530 on March 27, 2014 in Oso, Washington. (credit: Ted S. Warren/Getty Images)

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OSO, Wash. (AP) — A relative says the body of a 4-month-old girl has been found in the debris of the deadly Washington state landslide.

Dale Petersen said Thursday he and other family members “were told that it was her.” Petersen is the great uncle of Sanoah Huestis, who was with her grandmother when last Saturday’s mudslide hit.

Petersen said he wasn’t at the site at the time her body was discovered. But when he arrived on scene to help look for survivors, work had stopped in his area and a firefighter informed him and others that they had found her.

The girl’s grandmother, 45-year-old Christina A. Jefferds of Arlington, Wash., died in the slide. The Snohomish County medical examiner’s office identified her Wednesday.

The mudslide hit the small town of Oso about 55 miles northeast of Seattle.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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