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Man's body recovered from Oklahoma River; infant killed by tornado identified

A recovery center for storm victims is opening Tuesday in El Reno.
by Robert Medley Modified: June 4, 2013 at 11:44 am •  Published: June 4, 2013

11:45 a.m. The state medical examiner's office has identified another of the 18 people who died because of Friday's tornadoes and storms.

That victim is Rey Chicoj Pol, the infant son of Maria Pol Martin, 26. The mom and baby were killed when the tornado Friday picked up their family's sport utility vehicle along Interstate 40 west of Oklahoma City.

Six victims remain unidentified.

10:55 a.m. Officials report divers have recovered the body of a man from the Oklahoma River at the spillway at Shartel Avenue. The man was among the victims who were swept away Friday night from SW 15 and Interstate 44. Three more are missing from that incident, officials said.

Also Tuesday, officials are searching for the body of a woman in the Deep Fork River.

10:05 a.m. In El Reno, the American Red Cross and at least 11 partner agencies will open a resource center at noon Tuesday for those impacted by the recent tornadoes. The relief center is at Jenks Simmons Field House, 211 N Country Club. It will be open from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. beginning Wednesday.

At the center, residents can meet with the Red Cross and partner agencies to get information and services as they start the recovery process.

Four similar centers remain open in Moore, Little Axe, Shawnee and Carney.

9:15 a.m. A body has been found on the north side of the Oklahoma River between Walker and Western avenues, Oklahoma City Fire Battalion Chief Brian Stanaland reports. Recovery efforts are underway.

Check back with NewsOK for updates.

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by Robert Medley
Breaking News Reporter
Robert Medley has been a reporter for The Oklahoman since 1989, covering various news beats in the Oklahoma City metro area and in the Norman news bureau. He has been part of the breaking news team since 2008. A 1987 University of Oklahoma...
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