Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 05/26/2011

Joplin releases list of missing


Cleanup crews clear debris in Joplin, Mo. (Mario Tama - GETTY IMAGES)
Officials in Joplin, Mo. have released a list of people who remain unaccounted for after a deadly tornado struck the town Sunday, killing at least 125 people. The Missouri Department of Public Safety released the names of 232 cited in missing persons reports.

Andrea Spillars, deputy director and general counsel for the Missouri Department of Public Safety, said officials hope “to get that number to zero,” and already know that some of the missing are dead. See the complete list of the missing here.

The Associated Press found the first person on the list, 75-year-old Sally Adams, “sitting on a wooden chair and cuddling her pet cat.” When told she was on the list, “she laughed and said ‘Get me off of there!’ ”

Read more about the search for the missing in Joplin at Blogpost.

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