Natural Disasters

Colo. Flood Death Toll Rises to 8

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The official death toll tied to catastrophic Colorado flooding earlier this month rose to eight Monday after authorities recovered the body of a woman swept away by a wall of water 10 days ago.

The body of Evelyn Starner, a missing 79-year old Cedar Cove woman, was found Saturday afternoon on the bank of the Big Thompson River, according to John Schulz, Larimer County Sheriff Department's spokesman.

A huge wave of water and debris slammed into Starner's home in the early hours of Sept. 14, the Denver Post reported. An elderly neighbor tried to pull Starner from the rising river in the darkness, but didn't have the strength.