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Deceased Katrina Victims Released to Families 1-30-2006

Jan. 30, 2006: Updated Number of Deceased Victims Recovered Following Hurricane Katrina

Monday, January 30, 2006  |  Contact: Media & Communications: Phone: 225.342.1532, E-mail: dhhinfo@la.gov
Recovered Bodies – At this time, state officials, working in conjunction with coroners from local parishes, have recovered 1,103 bodies. This is an increase from 1,100 recovered bodies reported on Jan. 11, 2006. Victim Identification Center (Carville) Totals: 910 – Total bodies examined at the morgue 678 – Released to Families 116 – Ready to be released; attempting to locate family members 2 – Identified; not ready for release 114 – Identity unknown (decreased from 124 on 1/18/2006) Released Bodies – On Jan. 18, DHH reported 652 bodies had been released to families. Today, that number has been updated to 678 released bodies 655 – Storm-related deaths (see attachment.) 23 – Medical examiner cases not storm-related Demographic Breakdown of the 655 Storm-Related Deaths: Race: African-American - 346 bodies (52% of total); Asian-Pacific – 5 (1%); Caucasian – 286 bodies (44%); Hispanic – 15 (2%); Native American – 2 (<1%); Other – 1 (< 1%.) Gender: 336 males (52%), 319 females (48%). Parish of Residence: Jefferson – 28, Orleans – 498, Plaquemines – 3, St. Bernard – 115, St. Tammany – 2, Washington – 1, unknown – 3, out of state – 2, St. John – 1, East Baton Rouge – 2. Deceased Victims Reported by Other Parish Coroners: Ascension – 9 Assumption – 3 East Baton Rouge – 72 Iberia – 6 Jefferson – 30 Lafourche – 2 Livingston – 5 Plaquemines – 3 St. Charles – 8 St. Tammany – 7 Tangipahoa – 26 Terrebonne – 19 West Baton Rouge – 3