MONTECITO (CBSLA) — Authorities said a search and recovery dog team located the body of an adult female in the 100 block of Santo Tomas Lane near Olive Mill Road and above Coast Village Road around 10 a.m. Saturday.
The Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office has identified the decedent as 28-year-old Faviola Benitez Calderon of Montecito. Her family has been notified.
The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office expressed condolences to the Benitez-Calderon family, who were already mourning the loss of Faviola’s 10-year-old son, Jonathan Benitez and his cousin 3-year-old Kailly Benitez, as well as Kailly’s mother, 27-year-old Marilyn Ramos.
There are two people still missing, 2-year-old Lydia Sutthithepa and 17-year-old Jack Cantin, officials said.
The official death toll from the mudslides that devastated Montecito is now 21.