3-year-old victim of the May 31 storms is identified

The child's body was pulled from the water at a dam between S Western Avenue and S Walker Avenue, the state medical examiner's office said.
by Juliana Keeping Modified: June 7, 2013 at 10:05 pm •  Published: June 7, 2013

The state medical examiner's office identified a 3-year-old victim of the May 31 storms and tornadoes.

Terra Shrum died after the storms, the state medical examiner's office said. She is one of 20 identified storm victims.

Authorities Wednesday pulled a girl's body from the Oklahoma River.

The medical examiner's office did not indicate if the victim found on Wednesday was Shrum.

The child's body was pulled from the water at a dam between S Western and S Walker avenues — the same location where a man's body was recovered Tuesday, said Brian Stanaland, battalion chief with the Oklahoma City Fire Department.

Two children are still missing from the group of 11 people who were washed away after taking shelter in a storm drain the night of May 31 near SW 15 and Interstate 44, Stanaland said. Seven members of the group escaped the rushing water or were rescued.

Elsewhere, a search continues for a 34-year-old woman swept away with a separate group of seven people. That group sheltered together May 31 under a bridge near NW 26 and Meridian Avenue. The bodies of four children and two adults have been recovered from the Deep Fork River, Stanaland said.

by Juliana Keeping
Enterprise Reporter
Juliana Keeping is on the enterprise reporting team for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. Keeping joined the staff of The Oklahoman in 2012. Prior to that time, she worked in the Chicago media at the SouthtownStar, winning a Peter Lisagor Award...
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