HONOLULU (KHON2) — Maui County announced the death toll of the Aug. 8 wildfires has risen to 99 after additional human remains were recovered.
The Maui Police Department said the remains were found on Thursday, Oct. 12 at the Lahaina courthouse and was verified by an autopsy and forensic examination.
The number of confirmed fatalities rose from 98. This has not been first time the death toll has changed.
On Friday Sept. 15, the death toll had dropped from 115 to 97 after officials recognized duplicates in a catalog of remains. It then changed to 98 after a victim who was transferred to Oahu later died from her injuries.
Maui police also continues to search for others you have been missing since the fires. In the latest list of unaccounted for there have been 7 missing person cases. An update to the list is expected to be released on Friday.
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