Camp Fire victim ID’d
Sheriff’s Office uses circumstantial evidence to make identification
The Butte County Sheriff’s Office used circumstantial evidence to identify the remains of Camp Fire victim Judith Sipher, 68, of Paradise, her brother, Wally Sipher, told the CN&R.
BCSO released Judith’s name last Friday (Aug. 16), and her brother said it’s hoped DNA confirmation will be obtained in the next three months (see “Vanished,” cover story, July 25).
The Camp Fire killed at least 86 people and the names of 81 of them have been released. Of the remaining five, three have been tentatively identified and two remain unknown.
BCSO has said it is awaiting DNA confirmation in the outstanding cases but could make positive identifications using circumstantial evidence if necessary.