10 still missing in Joplin; 120 dead identified

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 | 3:20 p.m. CDT; updated 9:29 a.m. CDT, Friday, June 3, 2011

JOPLIN — Less than a dozen people remain unaccounted for after the tornado that hit Joplin last week.

Andrea Spillars, deputy director for the Missouri Department of Public Safety, said Tuesday that 10 people remain missing. Spillars said two new names were added to the missing list Monday, but four people were removed once officials learned they were alive.

It's not known how many people in all died in the May 22 storm.

Spillars said the next of kin have been notified for 120 people identified and confirmed dead from the storm. She said the identities of 19 were confirmed Monday.

Officials have said 146 sets of remains were taken to a temporary morgue but cautioned that some of those could be from one person.