The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has released the names of the 17 Montecito residents who were fatally injured during the flooding and mudslides Tuesday morning. Eight people remain missing.

The agency has confirmed that all the decedents, who have been positively identified by the County Coroner's office, are from Montecito. 

The names and ages of the decedents are as follows:

  • Jonathan Benitez, 10
  • Kailly Benitez, 3
  • Martin Cabrera-Munoz, 48
  • David Cantin, 49
  • Sawyer Corey, 12
  • Peter Fleurat, 73
  • Josephine Gower, 69
  • John McManigal, 61
  • Alice Mitchell, 78
  • James Mitchell, 89
  • Mark Montgomery, 54
  • Caroline Montgomery, 22
  • Marilyn Ramos, 27
  • Rebecca Riskin, 61
  • Roy Rohter, 84
  • Peerawat Sutthithepn, 6
  • Richard Taylor, 67

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Officials said the cause of death for all the decedents has been listed as "multiple traumatic injuries due to flash flood with mudslides due to recent wildfire."

Included in the release was a statement from the Sheriff's Office expressing their heartfelt sadness to the family and friends of those who lost their loved ones, and a request that the public respect their privacy.

Gina Kim covers crime and courts for Santa Maria Times. Follow her on Twitter @gina_k210

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