Joplin fatality count at 138 following EF5 tornado (Update: After June 2, the City of Joplin assumed responsibility for reporting tornado fatalities)

Four additional individuals confirmed deceased since yesterday at hospitals as a result of tornado injuries

The Missouri Department of Public Safety has announced the names of 138 individuals who have been confirmed deceased as of 1 p.m. today (Thursday, June 2).  Four additional individuals have been confirmed deceased since yesterday at hospitals as a result of tornado injuries.  The names of the deceased are:
 
Jose O. Alvarez, 59, Joplin
Tedra J. Kuhn, 69, Joplin
Maria L. Alvarez-Torres, 43, Joplin
Donald W. Lansaw, Jr., 31, Joplin
Barbara A. Anderson, 76, Joplin
Bruce A. Lievens, 48, Joplin
Sarah L. Anderson, 47, Joplin
Billie S. Little, 65, Joplin
William A. Anderson, 53, Joplin
Skyuler I. Logsdon, 1, Joplin
Cyrus "Edward" Ash, Jr., 87, Joplin
Christopher D. Lucas, 28, Vinita, Oklahoma
Grace Aquino, 46, of Joplin
Rachel K. Markham, 31, Joplin
Robert W. Baker, 54, Joplin
Patricia Mann, 64, Joplin
Bruce M. Baillie, 56, Joplin
Nancy Martin, 52, Neosho
Robert E. Bateson, 45, Joplin
Jesse L. McKee, 44, Neosho
Dorothy T. Bell, 88, Joplin
James E. McKeel, 69, Joplin
Regina M. Bloxham, 55, Joplin
Mary L. McKeel, 64, Joplin
Barbara Boyd, 86, Joplin
LaDonna S. McPurdy, 68, Joplin
Lathe E. Bradfield, 84, Joplin
Randall E. Mell, 49, Joplin
Ramona M. Bridgeford, 77, Seneca
Angelina A. Menapace, 52, Joplin
Leo E. Brown, 86, Joplin
Ronald D. Meyer, 64, Joplin
Hugh O. Buttram, 85, Joplin
Lorna K. Miller, 72, Joplin
Tami L. Campbell, 28, Joplin
Ray Donald Miller III, 49, Joplin
Arriyinnah S. Carmona, 8, Joplin
Suzanne M. Mock, 39, Forsyth
Moises Carmona-Navarro, 42, Joplin
Edith L. Moore, 48, Joplin
Shante M. Caton, 10, Joplin
Esterlita Moore, 64, Joplin
Trenton Caton, 6, Pierce City
Doris Montgomery, 83, Joplin
Raymond Chew, 66, Joplin
Sally Moulton, 57, Joplin
Carolane J. Collins, 62 Eagle Rock
Edmond V. Mullaney, 82, Joplin
Clyde Coleman, 72, Galena, Kansas
Sharyl Nelsen, 34, Joplin
Lois A. Comfort, 66, Webb City
William R. Norton, 18, Joplin
Keenan K. Conger, 49, Joplin
Dennis M. Osborn, 34, Seneca
Vicki L. Cooper, 59, Joplin
Charles E. Oster, 77, Joplin
Teddy R. Copher, 71, Joplin
Shirley Ann Parker, 68, Joplin
Malisa A. Crossley, 36, Joplin
Mary J. Perry, 76, Joplin
Adam Darnaby, 27, Joplin
James B. Peterson, 27, Joplin
Patricia E. Dawson, 74, Joplin
Anna Pettek, 91, Joplin
Nancy E. Douthitt, 94, Joplin
John H. Petty, 37, Neosho
Ellen Doyle, 75, Joplin
Hallie M. Piquard, 78, Joplin
Faith Dunn, 71, Joplin
Natalia M. Puebla, 17, Neosho
Amonda S. Eastwood, 49, Joplin
Shelly Marie Ramsey, 42, Neosho
Richard A. Elmore, 70, Joplin
Loretta Randell, 54, Joplin
Randy E. England, 34, Neosho
Troy Raney, 39, Joplin
Mark L. Farmer, 56, Joplin
Virgil T. Reid, 77, Joplin
Ida M. Finley, 88, Joplin
Johnny Richey, 52, Joplin
Betty Fisher, 86, Joplin
Vicki Robertson, 66, Joplin
Robert S. Fitzgerald, 61, Joplin
Keith D. Robinson, 48, Joplin
Rick E. Fox, 56, Joplin
Virginia Mae Salmon, 80, Joplin
Marsha A. Frost, 32, Joplin
Thomas Sarino 75, Joplin
Sebastian C. Frost, 10, Joplin
Tonya L. Sawyer, 41, Fort Scott, Kansas
Charles K. Gaudsmith, 21, Carthage
Frances A. Scates, 70, Joplin
Billie J. Gideon, 77, Joplin
Gladys J. Seay, 83, Welch, Oklahoma
Paul E. Haddock, 63, Joplin
Daniel W. Shirley, 48, Joplin
Johnna Hale, 49, Joplin
Judy Smith, 71, Joplin
Caley Lantz Hare, 16, Joplin
Luther Smith, 71, Joplin
Dorothy V. Hartman, 91, Joplin
Nicholaus A. Smith, 23, Joplin
Dee A. Hayward, 47, Galena, Kansas
Shyrell L. Smith, 68, Pittsburg, Kansas
Kenneth J. Henson, 56, Joplin
Lois L. Sparks, 92, Joplin
Glenn W. Holland, 59, Joplin
Steven J. Stephens, 28, Joplin
Lorie M. Holland, 48, Joplin
Gregan D. Sweet, 59, Joplin
Charlotte Hopwood, 84, Joplin
Kayleigh Teal, 16, Pittsburg, Kansas
Hayze Howard, 1, Webb City
Heather L. Terry, 36, Joplin
Harli Howard, 5, Webb City
John Thomas, Jr., 40, Joplin
Thomas Russell Howard, 29, Webb City
Sandra K. Thomas, 55, Carthage
Iona Hull, 70, Carthage
Zachary D. Treadwell, 9, Joplin
Wendy A. Istas, 58, Joplin
Margaret Tuit, 92, Joplin
Jane E. Jaynes, 86, Joplin
Michael E. Tyndall, 33, Joplin
Melisa R. Johnson, 50, Carthage
Darian D. Vanderhoofven, 45, Joplin
Cheryl L. Jones, 39, Altamont, Kansas
Joshua D. Vanderhoofven, 1, Joplin
Kathy S. Keling, 53, Joplin
Miguel Vazquez-Castillo, 28, Joplin
James D. Kendrick, 63, Joplin
Miles Wells, 49, Webb City
Abraham Khoury, 26, Joplin
Tiera Whitley, 20, Fulton, Kansas
Stanley D. Kirk, 62, Joplin
Zach Williams, 12, Joplin
Geneva Koler, 84, Joplin
Charles W. Writer, 74, Joplin

 
Yesterday, state officials announced that they have confirmed, either as located or deceased, every individual who was reported unaccounted-for in the wake of last week's tornado.  Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers also completed their mission of notifying the next-of-kin of every deceased individual at the temporary morgue. 
 
After today, the county coroner will resume his responsibilities for collecting and releasing information about individuals who have died as a result of the tornado.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol will assist as needed in confirming casualty information.

For more information, call (573) 751-4819 or e-mail mike.oconnell@dps.mo.gov