Another Oklahoma storm victim's body found

The young girl was a victim of the May 31 storms, the state medical examiner reported.
by Nolan Clay Published: June 13, 2013
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The body of a young girl has been found, bringing the death toll from the May 31 storms in Oklahoma to 22, the state medical examiner reported Thursday.


The girl was identified as Destiny Love Shrum, 4.

The girl is from the family that sought shelter from tornadoes May 31 in a long drainage tunnel that goes underneath SW 15 in Oklahoma City, west of Interstate 44. The family was swept from the tunnel into the Oklahoma River by flash flooding.

The body was found Wednesday, relatives who survived the incident told The Oklahoman. The search for a baby girl's body continues. The death toll will rise to 23 once the body is found.

Three fatalities from the family swept into the Oklahoma River were identified earlier. All three drowned. They were Cory Don Johnson Jr., 3, Timothy Shrum, 21, and Terra Shrum, 3.

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by Nolan Clay
Sr. Reporter
Nolan Clay was born in Oklahoma and has worked as a reporter for The Oklahoman since 1985. He covered the Oklahoma City bombing trials and witnessed bomber Tim McVeigh's execution. His investigative reports have brought down public officials,...
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