• Relatives of Pittsburgh-area native, his children missing in mudslide help with search


    DARRINGTON, Wash. - Relatives of a Pittsburgh-area native and his children missing in the massive Washington state mudslide have traveled thousands of miles to help with the search for their family members.

    “I’m here because I love my family, and I’m after them,” said Kevin Ryce.

    Billy Spillers of Washington County and three of his children are missing.  His 4-year-old was pulled from the rubble on Saturday.

    Spillers was a Navy chief petty officer who graduated from Chartiers-Houston High School.

    Spillers and his children were watching television when the mudslide hit, obliterating their street.  His wife wasn’t home, and she’s safe.

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