Names of Pekin fatalities released PDF Print E-mail

Washington County Coroner Rondale Brishaber released the names of the four people who were killed as a result of the tornado that went through Pekin Friday. 

Brishaber said the four were living at the saw mill and that's where there bodies were found.

Dead are Joseph Babcock 21, Morian Brough 20, Jaydon Babcock 2, Kendall Babcock 55 days old.

Brishaber said all the victims were from the same family and he isn't sure if they have large families in the area. He said he talked to one next of kin in Austin.

He hesitated to compare the scene with anything else he had seen during his time as coroner.

"It was bad enough," Brishaber said.

Crews spend much of Saturday fixing power lines, cleaning up spills and many residents started the cleaning up process.

Check in next week's papers to get all the latest information.

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 March 2012 16:28