Oakland Warehouse Fire: Photos of People Missing & Who Died in the Blaze

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At least 25 are missing after a fire in Oakland. (Getty)

After a devastating fire swept through the Oakland Ghostship warehouse in Oakland, California late Friday night, family and friends have been waiting for news about loved ones. The latest reports indicated that at least 36 people died in the fire. Family members are beginning to receive notifications about the people who died in the tragic fire. Authorities and family members have identified eleven of the people who died in the fire: Cash Askew, 22; Em Bohlka, 33; David Cline, 23; Micah Danemayer, 28; Chelsea Dolan, 33; Alex Ghassan, 33; Nick Gomez-Hall, 25; Michela Gregory, 20; Sarah Hoda, 30; Travis Hough, 35; Donna Kellogg, 32; Edmond Lapine, 34; Jennifer Morris, 21; Draven McGill, 17; Feral Pines, 29; Benjamin Runnels, 32; Jennifer Kiyomi Tanouye, 31; Alex Vega, 22; and Brandon Chase Wittenauer, 32.

Below are photos and names of the people who are missing or who passed away. If you can confirm that you have seen any of the people who are still reported as missing, please contact the Oakland Police Department or the official family support number (510-382-3000) or the Sheriff’s office (510-272-6878.) The original list with names of the missing originated from a Sheriff’s list and a Google Doc prepared by loved ones. There may be others missing besides those in this list. We will update this article as we have more information. (To read more about the fire and the search for the missing, please see our story here.)


Cash Askew

(UPDATE: Authorities announced that Cash was among those who died in the fire.)

Cash, 22, was part of the group Them Are Us Too and was reported missing. A friend on Facebook shared the following. (If the embed doesn’t show up below, you can click here to see the post.)


Jonathan Bernbaum

Jonathan Bernbaum (Facebook)

Jonathan Bernbaum (Facebook)

(UPDATE: Authorities announced that Jonathan was among those who died in the fire.)

Jonathan lives in Oakland and is 34 years old. According to a friend, he was the VJ for the Scream 2 Bus Tour.

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Joey Casio (Joseph Matlock)

Friends and family have reported Joey Casio (Joseph Matlock) as missing. He is 6'10" and his loved ones are hoping that he will be found safe. Please call the Oakland Police Department if you have seen him. (Facebook)

Friends and family have reported Joey Casio (Joseph Matlock) as missing. He is 6’10” and his loved ones are hoping that he will be found safe. Please call the Oakland Police Department if you have seen him. (Facebook)

Joey Casio is 6’10” and reported missing by his mother. Friends have been posting on Facebook, praying that he comes back home safe. A friend posted this on Facebook in his honor. (If the embed doesn’t show up below, click here.)


Barrett Clark

Barrett Clark is one of the people reported missing since last night's devastating fire. According to his Facebook, he is a sound engineer who went to school at SAE Expression College. Please call the Oakland Police Department if you can confirm you have seen him. (Facebook)

Barrett Clark is one of the people reported missing since last night’s devastating fire. According to his Facebook, he is a sound engineer who went to school at SAE Expression College. Please call the Oakland Police Department if you can confirm you have seen him. (Facebook)

(UPDATE: Authorities announced that Barrett was among those who died in the fire.)

Barrett has been reported missing by friends and relatives. He is a sound engineer and studied at SAE Expression College. He lives in Oakland. A friend shared the following, which he said was music by Barrett. If the embed doesn’t show up below, you can click here to hear the song.


David T. Cline

David Cline, 24, has been reported as missing by friends or family. He is 6'3". Please call the Oakland Police Department if you can confirm you have seen him. (Facebook)

David Cline, 24, has been reported as missing by friends or family. He is 6’3″. Please call the Oakland Police Department if you can confirm you have seen him. (Facebook)

(UPDATE: Authorities announced that Cline was among those who died in the fire.) David Cline, reported missing by a friend, was only 24-years-old. According to Facebook, he lived in Berkeley, California.


Micah Danemayer

Micah Danemayer was reported missing by family. He is 28, 6-feet-tall, and has a tattoo of a keyhole on his neck. He's a curator and producer at Obscura Machina.Please call the Oakland Police Department if you can confirm you have seen him. (Facebook)

(Facebook)

Micah is 28-years-old, 6-feet tall, has a shaved head, and a tattoo of a keyhole on his neck. According to friends, he’s very talented. (Update: Micah has been listed among those who died in the fire.)


Chelsea Faith (Dolan)

Chelsea Faith is 33-years-old and has blonde hair with green/blue streaks. According to friends, she was wearing a blue coat and a skirt with red-and-black stripes. Her friends admire her artwork and creativity. (If the embed doesn’t show up below, you can click here to see the post on Facebook.) (Update: Chelsea has been listed among those who died in the fire.)


Feral Pines

(Facebook)

(Facebook)

Feral Pines is 5’10” and has shoulder-length dark brown hair and blue eyes. Her friends and loved ones were hoping that she was OK. (Update: Feral Pines has been listed among those who died in the fire.)


Alex Ghassan

Alex has tattoos on his hands of Alex & Lucy, according to friends. Alex was at the party with his girlfriend. He’s from New Jersey, had recently moved to Oakland, and is a film producer and director. If the embed doesn’t show up below, you can click here to see his Director Reel. (Update: Alex has been listed among those who died in the fire.)


Nick Gomez-Hall

(UPDATE: Authorities announced that Nick was among those who died in the fire.)

Nick is 6-feet-tall with short brown hair and a mustache. His Facebook showed that he loved helping others in need and was a supporter of Standing Rock. His friends weren’t able to get hold of him since the fire and reported him among the missing.


Ivania Chavarria Gonzalez

Ivania is reported missing by her friends. No further information is known at this time.


Michela Angelina Gregory

(Facebook)

(Facebook)

Michela has been reported missing by friends. She was at the party with her boyfriend, Alex Vega, and friends are still looking for them. Michela is 20. (Update: Michela has been listed among those who died in the fire.)


Sarah Hoda

Authorities announced that Sarah Hoda, 30, was among those who died in the tragic Oakland fire.


Travis Hough

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(Facebook)

(UPDATE: According to SFGate, Travis was among the victims of the fire.) Travis was reported missing by friends. He’s 35 with light brown/dark blonde hair. His Facebook shows that he supports others in need, such as Standing Rock and local businesses. His friends haven’t heard from him since the fire.


Johnny Igaz

(UPDATE: Authorities announced that Johnny was among those who died in the fire.)

Johnny Igaz was reported missing. He’s 34, 5’6″, with dark brown hair and brown eyes. Friends said he was wearing a black or dark-colored shirt. In his last Facebook post, he mentioned that he was playing music in between live acts that night. He works as a record buyer at Green Apple Books and Music, according to his Facebook. Johnny was playing at the party the night of the fire.

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Nex Iuguolo (Chase Wittenauer)

(Facebook)

(Facebook)

(UPDATE: According to SFGate, Chase passed away in the fire.) Chase was reported missing by friends, and has long, dark brown curly hair. According to one friend, his car was still at the warehouse. He was an electronic music artist born in Santa Barbara who had lived in Nicaragua when he was a young boy.


Ara Christina Jo

(UPDATE: Authorities announced that Ara was among those who died in the fire.)

Friends said Ara was wearing blue and white the night of the fire. The above photo was her profile photo in February, and shows her creative personality. Friends said she was originally marked safe and then marked as still missing.

(Facebook)

(Facebook)


Alana Kane (Jennifer Mendiola)

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(Facebook)

Friends have reported Alana Kane among the missing.

(UPDATE: Authorities announced that Alana was among those who died in the fire.)


Donna Kellogg

(Facebook)

(Facebook)

(UPDATE: According to SFGate, Donna’s father confirmed that she had died.) Friends and family said that they hadn’t been able to reach Donna Kellogg since the fire. One person said they talked to Donna’s roommate and he said that he was there with her and he made it out safely, but had not seen her since.


Amanda Kershaw (Allen)

Amanda (Kershaw) Allen is among the missing. A friend on Facebook wrote, “I am not a religious person, but tonight and in the coming hours I need all the prayers I can gather for my friend’s wife, Amanda [Kershaw] Allen, who is one of the missing persons being reported in the Oakland warehouse fire… This recent incident is not easy to anyone close to the situation. A lot of unknown is all we have right now.”

(UPDATE: Authorities announced that Amanda was among those who died in the fire.)


Edmond Lapine

(Update: Edmond has been listed among those who died in the fire.) Edmond Lapine is reported among the missing. He studied at Evergreen State College, according to his Facebook, and supported Standing Rock. One friend wrote on Facebook: “Really sad to hear about Joey Casio and Edmond Lapine, two people who have shown that unconditional type of love that we all hopefully aspire to as members of a community (artistic or otherwise).”

Another friend wrote the following in honor of Edmond and Joey Casio, who is also missing. If you can’t see the note below, click here to read it on Facebook.


Madison Machado

Madison has been reported missing by friends and loved ones. According to her Facebook, she’s a mom who cherishes every moment and prays every day.


Griffin Madden

(Facebook)

(Facebook)

Griffin Madden, a UC Berkeley student, has been reported missing by friends.

(UPDATE: Authorities announced that Jonathan was among those who died in the fire.)


Jason McCarty

Jason was reported missing by friends. His girlfriend later wrote on Twitter, “Please send love & Prayers for Jason McCarty. He’s my favorite thing about the world.”

(UPDATE: Authorities announced that Jason was among those who died in the fire.)


Jenny Morris

Several sources have reported that Jenny Morris, a UC Berkeley student, may be missing. (Update: Jennifer has been listed among those who died in the fire.)


Vanessa Plotkin

Several sources have reported that this UC Berkeley student may be missing. Her best friend posted on Facebook that she has been unable to reach Vanessa since the fire.

(UPDATE: Authorities announced that Vanessa was among those who died in the fire.)


Denalda Nicole Renae (Siegrist)

Denalda is reported missing according to friends. One friend wrote a sweet note, hoping to see her friend again soon.

(UPDATE: Authorities announced that Denalda was among those who died in the fire.)


Hanna Ruax

Hanna was among those reported missing, along with Alex G, who was also at the party. She was visiting from Finland, according to relatives.

(UPDATE: Authorities announced that Hanna was among those who died in the fire.)


Ben Runnels (Charlie Prowler)

Ben Runnels has been reported missing. Friends have been posting on his Facebook page since the party, sharing their thoughts and hopes that he will be OK. (Update: Benjamin has been listed among those who died in the fire.)


Jennifer Kiyomi Tanouye

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(Facebook)

Jennifer, a music manager at Shazam, has been reported missing. (Update: Jennifer has been listed among those who died in the fire.)


Alex Vega

(Facebook)

(Facebook)

Friends have not been able to locate Alex Vega since the party. He was at the party with his girlfriend, Michela, who is also missing. (Update: Alex has been listed among those who died in the fire.)


Pete Wadsworth

Pete Wadsworth was reported missing by friends. A friend posted on Facebook, saying he lived in the area and she couldn’t reach him.

(UPDATE: Authorities announced that Pete was among those who died in the fire.)


Nicholas Walrath

Nicholas Walrath has also been reported missing. According to his Facebook, he moved to San Francisco about a year ago and was a judicial law clerk for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

(UPDATE: Authorities announced that Nicholas was among those who died in the fire.)

If you can confirm that you have seen any of these people, please contact the family support number (510-382-3000) or the Sheriff’s office (510-272-6878.)

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Anonymous

Shaina, people are looking to see if their loved ones are among the dead. You look at the list of the missing/potentially dead and all you have to say is that it “looks like a lot of democrats?” Really? I never post, but reSalized that there is something extremely wrong with you and your jaded hate. You need to do some soul searching. You are in a bad place – whatever your political views may be. You should get help. I will pray for you.

Daniel Kiddo

Some people are so dead inside they can’t feel compassion for other people…
No empathy, no nothing… they’re poison…

Anonymous

Shaina, just when the world couldn’t get any sadder, you have to open your mouth….

Anonymous

Looks like a dumbass named Shaina has nothing better to do with her life. Sad.

Renan

You might want to consider the meaning of this word:

“so·ci·o·path
ˈsōsēōˌpaTH/
noun
a person with a personality disorder manifesting itself in extreme antisocial attitudes and behavior and a lack of conscience.”

kalena426 (@kalena426)

Shaina, shame on you. People are on this page to see if a loved one, family, friend, child were at this event. You have the audacity to say “looks like a lot of democrats”. This has nothing to do with political parties, but about human compassion. Perhaps you should Google what compassion means. Maybe you can learn the act of tact while you are at it.

Dhara

Madison Machado posted on the event FB page that she did not attend and that she is safe. One less human being to worry about in this tragedy.

keshurock65654

$ 89 per hour Seriously, I do not know why more people have not tried it, I work two shifts, 2 hours in the day and 2 iin the evening … and I receive an unsatisfactory check for $ 12520 which is genial is Im Works from home if I get more time with my children.CC@01..

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Not Again

Was it really necessary to post spam when so many are worried about lost or missing loved ones? Are you really that insensitive that you just couldn’t pass up an opportunity to post your spam? Either you are very immature or have no compassion for what others are going through.

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