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Coroner identifies 3 victims in San Bruno explosion

September 10, 2010 | 10:08 pm

The San Mateo County coroner's office late Friday confirmed the identities of three of the four people killed in Thursday's explosion and fire in San Bruno.

They are Jacqueline Greig, 44; her daughter Janessa Greig, 13; and Jessica Morales, 20.

Jacqueline Greig was an employee of the California Public Utilities Commission. She worked for an independent branch of the commission called the Division of Ratepayer Advocates, which provides input to regulators in defense of consumers.

"She lived right at the spot where it blew," said commission President Michael Peevey. "She and a younger daughter were in the house. Her husband and the older daughter were at the daughter's school."

Relatives of Elizabeth Torres, 81, told the San Francisco Chronicle that she is missing and they believe she is the fourth victim.

They said her house on Claremont Drive was two doors from the site of the explosion. A body was found at the home, according to the Chronicle, but the coroner's office has not made a positive identification.

More than 50 people were injured in the explosion and fire. Eight remain hospitalized. A total of 37 homes were destroyed.

-- Jill-Marie Jones