The household of Estelle Hedaya wait in agony.
The location of the Surfside condominium collapse in Miami has been absolutely cleared — however one particular person remains to be lacking.
With 97 victims of the catastrophe now recognized, 54-year-old Estelle Hedaya is the one particular person unaccounted for.
Miami-Dade Hearth Chief Alan Cominsky confirmed to the Miami Herald on Wednesday that each one searches on the collapse web site have been accomplished, and that “as of now, there isn’t any further particles to be faraway from the unique web site.”
“We don’t anticipate any additional human stays to be discovered on the unique web site,” he added.
Hedaya’s household now face an agonizing wait because the restoration crew flip their consideration again to the gathering web site, the place they’ll re-sift by the particles searching for human stays they might have missed.
“They’re persevering with to do every little thing that they’ll to be as thorough as potential within the seek for any further stays to carry closure to households,” a county spokesperson advised the outlet.
Substitute sniffer canine will probably be introduced in, as rescue groups start the painstaking process of leveling out 26million kilos of concrete and particles into piles 2-3 toes excessive as they seek for the ultimate sufferer.
The final two our bodies discovered buried within the rubble have been additionally recognized on Wednesday, together with Hedaya’s shut buddy and fellow New Yorker, Linda March. Hedaya lived on the sixth flooring, whereas March was renting out the penthouse of the constructing the place they first met.
March, a 58-year-old actual property legal professional, had moved from Manhattan to South Florida only a few months earlier than the collapse, believing the good climate would assist her get well after battling Covid. She determined to lease the condo on the Champlain Towers for a 12 months earlier than deciding if she would purchase.
“The weirdest factor about this complete factor is that Estelle’s greatest buddy in the entire constructing is Linda,” Hedaya’s boss Joe Murphy advised AP.
“Pals in life and souls in demise,” the ladies’s buddy Leah Sutton added. “Perhaps Linda and Estelle are displaying the way in which to heaven to all the opposite victims.”
Additionally on Wednesday, a decide introduced the victims and households would obtain a minimal complete of $150million in compensation. This doesn’t embrace the greater than a dozen lawsuits already filed, that are to be consolidated right into a single class motion.