The names of five more victims of the Conception boat fire were released Tuesday afternoon, bringing the total number of identified victims to 27.
The five victims were identified as Adrian Dahood-Fritz, 40; Lisa Fiedler, 52; Kristina "Kristy" Finstad, 41; Fernisa Sison, 57; and Kristian Takvam, 34, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's-Coroner’s Office.
The victims were identified using rapid DNA technology with samples collected from family members, according to Lt. Erik Raney of the sheriff's office. Authorities expect to release the identities of the remaining six victims this week.
Thirty-three bodies have been recovered from the boat and the nearby waters after a fire overtook the Conception after 3 a.m. Sept. 2 while the nearly 80-foot vessel was anchored off the coast of Santa Cruz Island.
On board were 39 people, including six crew members.
Five crew members were above deck when the fire erupted and escaped to safety. The other 34 people on board were trapped in the sleeping area below deck and died in the fire.
Sheriff's officials said preliminary examinations indicate the 33 passengers and one crew member died from smoke inhalation.
A dive team returned to the area off Santa Cruz Island on Tuesday to search for the remains of the last victim of the fire, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
The search effort was winding down as the criminal investigation geared up.
Federal search warrants were executed Sunday in Santa Barbara at Truth Aquatics, the company that owned the Conception. The company's two remaining commercial dive vessels, the Truth and the Vision, were searched.
Federal agents worked Tuesday aboard the boats, and crime scene tape closed off the area near the Sea Landing where Truth Aquatics offices are located.
The warrants were served by members of the Coast Guard Investigative Service, the lead agency of the investigation, assisted by members of the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office.
Tuesday, the FBI asked the public for information that could assist investigators.
People with tips can call 1-800-CALL-FBI and select the fourth prompt, "FBI case currently highlighted in the news," followed by the fourth prompt again, "Conception Maritime Incident in Santa Barbara, California."
Anyone with photos, videos or other evidence from the incident was asked to share with investigators through the site www.fbi.gov/boatfire. Files are limited to 1,024 MB in size, and up to four files are allowed.
This article originally appeared on Ventura County Star: California boat fire: 5 more victims named; 1 body still not found