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Entertainment Live Nation L.A. Executive’s Body Identified As Victim of Florida Condo Collapse

06:55  18 july  2021
06:55  18 july  2021 Source:   hollywoodreporter.com

'Please don't leave me': Boy trapped in Florida condo rubble rescued by man walking dog

  'Please don't leave me': Boy trapped in Florida condo rubble rescued by man walking dog Nicholas Balboa was walking his dog around midnight when he suddenly felt the ground shake, then heard a boy's voice yelling for help.“I thought maybe a storm was rolling in, but about 30 seconds to a minute later, another large rumble. That’s when it kind of clicked to me that something wasn’t quite right," Balboa told the News Nation Now network.

A music executive at Live Nation in Los Angeles, Velasquez arrived in south Florida to visit her parents just hours before the 12-story Champlain Towers South building, where her parents lived on the third floor, suddenly collapsed on June 26, the Miami Herald reports. Condo collapse first responders, victims ' families visited by comfort dogs. "At this step in the recovery process it has become increasingly difficult to identify victims , and we are relying heavily on the work of the medical examiner’ s office and the scientific, technical process of identifying human

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — Another victim was identified in the collapse of a 12-story Florida condominium that killed at least 97 people, authorities said Saturday. The Miami-Dade Police Department said in a news release that Theresa Velasquez, 36, was a confirmed fatality in the June 24 collapse of the Champlain Towers South condo . Her body was recovered July 8. She becomes the 95th fatality identified in the collapse , police said. The Miami Herald reported previously that Velasquez was a Los Angeles-based executive for the Live Nation event promotion company.

Another victim was identified in the collapse of a 12-story Florida condominium that killed at least 97 people, authorities said Saturday.

The Miami-Dade Police Department said in a news release that Theresa Velasquez, 36, was a confirmed fatality in the June 24 collapse of the Champlain Towers South condo. Her body was recovered July 8.

She becomes the 95th fatality identified in the collapse, police said.

Before building collapse, $9M+ in repairs needed

  Before building collapse, $9M+ in repairs needed Almost three years ago, owners in a Florida oceanfront condominium building that collapsed with deadly consequences learned it would cost at least $9 million for major repairs, with their shared bill coming due July 1. That estimate, from the Morabito Consultants engineering firm in October 2018, meant owners at Champlain Towers South were facing payments of anywhere from $80,000 for a one-bedroom unit to $300,000 or so for a penthouse. OneThat estimate, from the Morabito Consultants engineering firm in October 2018, meant owners at Champlain Towers South were facing payments of anywhere from $80,000 for a one-bedroom unit to $300,000 or so for a penthouse.

(AP) — Another victim was identified in the collapse of a 12-story Florida condominium that killed at least 97 people, authorities said Saturday. The Miami-Dade Police Department said in a news release that Theresa Velasquez, 36, was a confirmed fatality in the June 24 collapse of the Champlain The Miami Herald reported previously that Velasquez was a Los Angeles-based executive for the Live Nation event promotion company. She had flown into Miami to visit her parents at the Surside condo , both of whom also died in the collapse . The bodies of Julio and Angela Velasquez were recovered

Identifying the victims is a complicated process. At a press conference Monday, Miami-Dade Police Department Director Alfredo Ramirez III said the procedure depends on multiple variables, including the condition of the remains recovered. Law enforcement has asked relatives of the missing — the number of unaccounted for stands at more than 150 — to submit DNA to help identify the bodies and human remains pulled from the rubble. "The moment that sample is taken, that detective, that analyst will run directly to the family unification center, where it' s entered into a system," Ramirez said, so it

Velasquez was a Los Angeles-based executive for the Live Nation event promotion company. She had flown into Miami to visit her parents at the Surfside condo, both of whom also died in the collapse.

“Theresa was an impassioned leader at Live Nation, who elevated every project she was part of, at the same time breaking down barriers for women, and the LGBTQIA+ community,” the company said in a statement. “We will always remember and honor the impact she made, and will miss her dearly.”

The bodies of Julio and Angela Velasquez were recovered and identified earlier.

The recovery effort at the condo site is slowly winding down, with perhaps one more body still buried in the rubble. Work is now shifting toward determining what caused the oceanfront condo to come down.

A judge is also considering what should be done with the building site. An outright property sale, government purchase for construction of a memorial or a combination of both are among the suggestions.

'Condo wars:' Surfside association fighting in Florida was extreme, but it's a familiar battle for HOAs .
Infighting and financial battles play out across the nation in condos, homeowner associations and co-ops — roughly 380,000 associations in all."Why is all of this so complicated and expensive?" read the question that topped the board's meeting minutes over a list of major structural problems last October as the deadline for a state-required recertification of the Surfside, Florida building approached.

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