LOS ANGELES - 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.
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.
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
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.