Joplin official lowers tornado death toll to 139

Volunteer worker Rusty Ott, from Springfield, Mo. looks for items to salvage from a destroyed Joplin, Mo. home Saturday, May 28, 2011. An EF-5 tornado tore through much of the city Sunday, damaging a hospital and hundreds of homes and businesses and killing at least 139 people. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

May 28, 2011 7:24:30 PM PDT
The numbers look increasingly bleak for families hoping for the best after a monster tornado that devastated the town of Joplin, as the city has raised the death toll to at least 139 and state officials say 100 people are still missing.

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