Family of those in destroyed landslide home believe people were inside house when it collapsed

Family members of those affected by the landslide that destroyed a home at about 921 E. Canyon Road on the Island today say they believe people were inside the home when it collapsed.Julio Jacome’s son, Julio Sandoval, was the renter of the home that sustained the most damage in Saturday’s incident. While Sandoval and his wife were out of town, Julio Sandoval’s sister-in-law, who also lived at the residence with her 13-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter, reportedly were in the in the house at the time of its collapse.Nurian Cuellar, a cousin of Julio Sandoval’s, said neighbors reported seeing Sandoval’s sister-in-law go into the home just minutes before it collapsed, and the woman reportedly called her landlord to the home to report water coming in just minutes before the landslide.”She called her landlord five minutes before the house came down saying there’s a problem, there’s water coming in,” Cuellar said. Also, Cuellar said two vehicles were in the driveway at the time of the collapse. The official word from law enforcement as of 7:30 p.m. Saturday was that three or four people were unaccounted for. At a press conference, Logan Police Chief Russ Roper said he didn’t know whether it was three or four.

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