LA County coroner's office officially IDs remaining helicopter crash victims

According to the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner, through the use of DNA and fingerprints, has identified all nine of the victims who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday involving Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, announced on Wednesday evening.


The department released the IDs of four crash victims.

They included:

John Altobelli, DOB: 5/8/63
Kobe Bryant, DOB: 8/23/78
Sarah Chester, DOB: 6/29/74
Ara Zobayan, DOB: 1/2/70

The IDs of the three men and one woman were determined through fingerprints.

Following round-the-clock testing and analysis of DNA, the department officially identified the five other occupants in the helicopter crash and notified their legal next of kin.

They are:

Gianna Bryant, DOB: 5/1/06
Payton Chester, DOB: 7/13/06
Alyssa Altobelli, DOB: 6/16/05
Keri Altobelli, DOB: 7/23/73
Christina Mauser, DOB: 6/26/81

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Also, on Tuesday body examinations were performed on all nine victims.

Their causes of death were certified as blunt trauma.

The manner of death was certified as accident.