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County releases first confirmed identifications of Maui Wildfire Disaster victims
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County releases first confirmed identifications of Maui Wildfire Disaster victims

News Release from Maui County, August 15, 2023

The County of Maui and Maui Police Department are saddened to confirm the following identities of victims involved in the Maui Wildfire Disaster.

Our hearts go out to the families, friends and community affected by this devastating event.

“We offer our deepest condolences to the families who are beginning to receive notifications about their loved ones,” said Mayor Richard Bissen. “As a community, we offer our prayers of comfort in this most difficult time.”

Maui Police Department and assisting partners have been working tirelessly to ensure that proper protocols are followed while notifying the families of the victims involved. The County of Maui’s priority is to handle this situation with the utmost sensitivity and respect for those who are grieving.

As of today, Aug. 15, 2023, we can confirm the following individuals have been identified and next of kin notified:

Robert Dyckman (74) of Lahaina

Buddy Jantoc (79) of Lahaina

Currently, we have identified three individuals who are pending next of kin notification. At the time of this release, there have been 106 human remains recovered, awaiting identification.

We understand that this is an incredibly difficult time for the families, and we ask that the media and the public respect the privacy of the grieving families. We will continue to work closely with the families to ensure that they are updated and supported throughout this process.

We extend our gratitude to the community for their support and understanding during this challenging time.

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Clarification of first confirmed identifications of Maui Wildfire Disaster victims

News Release from Maui County, August 15, 2023

For the Aug. 15, 2023, fatality update from the County of Maui / Maui Police Department, public notification of identification includes the following:

Total fatalities: 106

Identified and notified: Two individuals of 106

Identified and not notified: Three individuals of 106

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CB: Two Elderly Lahaina Men Are 1st To Be ID’d A Week After Deadly Fire

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