(FORT COLLINS, Colo.) — An eighth person has been confirmed dead as a result of the flooding that has destroyed homes and wiped out roads in Colorado.
After days of searching, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office announced on Monday that the body of an unidentified female was found Saturday along the raging Big Thompson River.
The body is believed to be that of a 79-year-old woman who was washed away in the flooding when her home ripped apart. She had been listed as missing.
Several dozen people still remain unaccounted for, according to the Colorado Office of Emergency Management.
The floodwaters have damaged more than 16,000 homes and nearly 2,000 others have been destroyed.
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