4 more victims identified in Florida condo collapse

Four more victims of the Florida condo collapse have been identified.

The Miami Dade Police publicly named three adults whose bodies were recovered earlier in the week.

Among them were Bonnie Epstein, 56, whose body was found Wednesday. Epstein and her husband, David, were on the ninth floor when the Champlain Towers South disintegrated, their son, Jonathan, said.

Officials also said the bodies of Claudio Bonnefoy, 85, and his wife, Maria Obias-Bonnefoy, 69, were identified. Bonnefoy, who was a lawyer, was the second cousin of former Chilean President and High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet. Both of them work for international organizations.

Authorities withheld the name of a 7-year-old child whose body was also recovered, at the family’s request.

Bonnie Epstein and her husband, David
Bonnie Epstein, 56, seen with her husband, David, was named Friday as one of the victims of the condo collapse.
Maria Obias-Bonnefoy and husband Claudio Bonnefoy
Maria Obias-Bonnefoy, 69, and husband Claudio Bonnefoy, 85, also were identified among the victims.

It is not clear if the child was Stella Cattarossi, whose body was discovered Thursday evening, or another child of the same age.

The 7-year-old girl was the daughter of a firefighter who worked at the site since the collapse.

The death toll in the collapse rose to 22 Friday as rescue workers continued searching through the debris for an eighth day. The number of people missing was revised downward to 126 from 145, as duplicated names were removed.


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