Cleanup crews clear debris in Joplin, Mo. (Mario Tama/GETTY IMAGES)

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.