Authorities have identified 97 피해자
— 포함 96 who were recovered from the collapse site and one who died in the hospital
, Miami-Dade County officials said Wednesday
. Officials said they believe one victim is not yet identified
After searchers combed the rubble for days and weeks, the site is now mostly cleared and debris has been relocated, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said in a statement.
CNN has reached out to the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue for comment but did not receive a response.
“A month is a very long time for something like this,” Ikey Hedaya says.
고맙게도, 그는 말한다, the family has had non-stop prayers and support from their community. A constant stream of visitors also has helped as they wait for the call.
“We can get a call today, 그러나 [그것] can also take several more weeks,” 그는 말한다. “[이것의] impossible to know at this point.”
Every time he gets a call from Miami’s 305 area code, like he did during CNN’s interview, it stops him in his tracks.
운수 나쁘게, that call was just like the others, which have been providing him with the same message — authorities are still searching for remains.
“They extract DNA and test it, then an anthropologist has to do an analysis to see who are possible matches,” Ikey says. “They keep eliminating until they find a match but sometimes the test comes back inconclusive, so they have to extract more DNA and repeat the process.”
Remembering Estelle, he says she was at the apex of her life, “in every aspect.”
The oldest of three siblings, Estelle was director of operations at a jewelry buying group. Her brother said she loved working out, dancing, and traveling.
“I firmly believe God helped her get to her best point in life and then decided best for her to go out on top,” 그는 말한다.
“My one regret is that I never told her how much I respected her, and how much I admired how she kept improving no matter what life was throwing at her,” Ikey says. “I just never thought there’d be a day I’d be here, and she wouldn’t.”