232 People Still Missing in Joplin
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- Officials in Missouri have released a list of the names of people unaccounted for after a tornado hit Joplin.
Missouri Department of Public Safety deputy director and general counsel Andrea Spillars says 232 are still missing. She said Thursday officials know some of them are dead, but she wouldn't say how many.
Spillars also would not say when a list of names of the deceased would be released.
Officials have said previously that they believe many of the missing are alive and simply haven't been in touch with friends or family. Spillars urged people to check in.