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Coroner confirms identities of two victims pulled from massive B.C. landslide

VICTORIA – The B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed the identities of the man and woman whose bodies were dug out of a massive landslide that struck Johnsons Landing in southeast B.C. a week ago.

The man was 60-year-old Valentine Webber, while the woman was his 22-year-old daughter, Diana.

The coroners service says the identities were confirmed through visual and dental examination.

Webber’s 17-year-old daughter Rachel and a 64-year-old German tourist named Petra Frehse are still missing.

A search for their bodies was put on hold Wednesday night as experts assess the situation.

The landslide roared down on the tiny community north of Nelson July 12 after heavy rain in the region.