Larimer County plans to list unaccounted for as missing; List lowered to 6 people

Sheriff's office will release names this week

LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. - The Larimer County Sheriff's Office plans to release the names of the people still 'unaccounted for' from the floods this week.

As of Sunday midday, the number of "unaccounted for': was 60 people. However, by 8 p.m., the sheriff's office tweeted "unaccounted for now at 6 after a productive weekend by search crews make contact with most people on the list."

Spokesperson John Schulz told 7NEWS Reporter Lindsey Sablan they had several teams in the Big Thompson Canyon over the weekend and were able to speak with families, who had decided to shelter in place.

As of Sunday, there were three presumed dead in Larimer County, but Schulz said that number was expected to rise.

"I think one of the things we will begin to see as the week progresses and the river continues to drop, we’ll begin to see bodies showing up in different places," Schulz said. "We’re just hoping that number is as low as possible."

Schulz said if there are names that remain on the 'unaccounted for' list those will be reported missing and the names will be released this week.

The Type 2 Incident team who has been helping with search and rescue operations is expected to leave early this week as well. Schulz said management will be similar however there won't be as many resources. The team will be downgraded to Type 3, meaning local agencies will lead efforts opposed to federal agencies.