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PHOTO: A statue of Francis of Assisi — the patron saint of the environment — sits amid piles of debris and broken trees on the banks of the Blanco River on May 25. PHOTO by PRESLIE COX/THE UNIVERSITY STAR

Update

9:50 a.m. TUESDAY, JUNE 9: Authorities have identified the body of a man found Saturday, June 6, in debris near the Blanco River as 42-year-old William Randall Charba.

William Randall Charba

William Randall Charba

His body was found by a search team near Bluffview Drive in the Wimberley area.

This brings to nine the number of bodies found in Hays County following the Memorial Weekend flood of the Blanco River. Two children remain on the missing list. Search teams continue to search along the Blanco River from Wimberley in Hays County to Martindale in Caldwell County.

List of flood victims identified as of Tuesday, June 9:

  • Dayton Larry Thomas, 74. Found in northern San Marcos on May 24.
  • Michelle Marie Carey-Charba, 43. Found in Caldwell County on May 25.
  • Jose Alvaro Arteaga-Pichardo, 29. Found southeast of the Blanco County line of FM 2325 on May 26
  • Jonathan Andrew McComb, 6. Found near Water Park Road and RR 3237 in Wimberley on May 27.
  • Ralph Hugh Carey, 73. Found near Fox Road northwest of San Marcos on May 28.
  • Sue McNeil Carey, 71. Found near Lime Kiln and Water Tower Roads in San Marcos on May 30.
  • Laura Schultz McComb, 34. Found near the Blanco River near the 700 Block of Bluffview Road in Wimberley on May 30.
  • Kenneth Reissig, 81. Found near the Blanco River at Narrows Road near the Blanco-Hays County line on May 28.
  • William Randall Charba, 42. Last seen at 100 Deer Crossing in Wimberley.

List of the missing as of Tuesday, June 9:

  • William Charba, 6. Last seen at 100 Deer Crossing in Wimberley.
  • Leighton McComb, 4. Last seen at 100 Deer Crossing in Wimberley.

Earlier

6:46 p.m. SATURDAY, JUNE 6: A search team recovered the body of an adult male near the Blanco River at Bluffview Drive in the Wimberley area Saturday afternoon, June 6. No identification has been made pending autopsy.

This brings to nine the number of bodies found in Hays County following the Memorial Weekend flood of the Blanco River. Eight of those found have been identified and three persons remain on the missing list. Search teams continue to search along the Blanco River from Wimberley in Hays County to Martindale in Caldwell County.

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