SURFSIDE .— Authorities have identified another fatality in the collapse of a 12-story condo building in Florida that killed at least 97 people, police said Saturday.
The Miami-Dade Police Department said in a statement that it is Theresa Velásquez, 36, who perished in the collapse at the Champlain Towers South complex that occurred on June 24. His body was recovered on July 8. Velásquez is the 95th victim identified, police said.
Velásquez was an executive with the Los Angeles-based event promotion company Live Nation. She had traveled to Miami to visit her parents at the Surfside condo complex. Both parents also perished in the landslide.
“Theresa was a passionate leader of Live Nation, elevating every project she was involved in, while breaking down barriers for women and the LGBTQIA + community,” the company said in a statement. “We will always remember and honor the impact he had, and he will be greatly missed.”
The bodies of Julio and Ángela Velásquez were previously recovered and identified.
The work of recovering the remains has practically come to an end but there are still possibilities that one more corpse will continue under the rubble. The work will now turn towards determining the causes of the collapse of the condominium building facing the sea.
In recent days, some images related to the investigation of the collapse of the building were released.
The architect went viral after posting two videos on YouTube about the possible causes of the collapse. To see more from Telemundo, visit https://www.nbc.com/networks/telemundo
A judge is also considering the future of the place. Proposals include that the property be sold outright, bought by the government to build a monument, or a combination of the two.
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