Woman Killed In Washington Mudslide Died Looking After Missing Granddaughter

By Andres Jauregui

She was babysitting her granddaughter when the mudslide hit.

Christina Jefferds, a 45-year-old Snohomish County woman, is the first fatality to be formally identified in Saturday’s deadly mudslide in rural Washington state. Medical examiners said she died of blunt impact injuries when a massive torrent of mud swept though her home.

Her daughter, Natasha Huestis, told NBC News that searchers are still looking for her 4-month-old baby girl, Sanoah, who’d been with Jefferds when tragedy struck.

“We won’t stop until we find her. She means the world to so many people. She’s what’s keeping us going,” Huestis, 26, told …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green