Capture27The death toll following the mudslide in Washington last Saturday is expected to rise dramatically in the next two days, according to state authorities. 16 bodies have been recovered and 90 people are still missing following the mudslide that occurred 55 miles northeast of Seattle. On Wednesday, nine more people had been found but not yet been retrieved by search crews. However, Snohomish County District 21 Fire Chief Travis Hots said on Thursday that officials are not going to count additional recovered victims until the medical examiner’s office had caught up with the recovery effort. “In the next 24 to 48 hours, as the medical examiner catches up with their work, you’re going to see these numbers increase substantially,” Hots said. MORE