(CNN) — Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said Monday that the last remaining missing person from the Champlain Towers South collapse in Surfside, Florida has been accounted for and her family notified.
At a press conference this afternoon, Mayor Levine Cava said 98 victims have already been identified, including 97 victims who were recovered from the collapse and one person who died in hospital. 98 families have been notified and 97 bodies of those reported missing have been recovered. A total of 242 people are counted in the place.
“In the early hours of June 24, as everyone will recall, Miami-Dade fire crews arrived at Champlain Towers South to respond in the face of an unthinkable tragedy, and what would become the largest unrelated emergency response with hurricanes in our state’s history, “said Mayor Levine Cava. “And in the 33 days since then, first responders from across Miami-Dade, the state, the country, and the world have worked tirelessly to recover the victims of the collapse and bring closure to the families and loved ones of those who we lost. “
Estelle Hedaya was the victim who had yet to be identified. His family was in limbo until this Monday.
Mayor Levine Cava added that while all victims who were reported missing have been identified, “the Miami-Dade Police Department continues the ongoing search and recovery of the evidence pile to ensure that all identifiable human remains are recovered. “.
“Nothing we can say or do will bring back these 90 angels who left behind grieving families, dear friends, loved ones in this community and around the world,” said Mayor Levine Cava. “But we have done everything we can to bring closure to families, and I am especially proud that through these tireless efforts, we were finally able to bring closure to all those who reported missing loved ones.”
Mayor Levine Cava took the time to express her gratitude to first responders, particularly the men and women of the Miami-Dade Fire Department, the Miami-Dade Police Department, local fire departments and their national allies. and international. “For the past 33 days, they have searched the rubble as if they were looking for one of their own.”