4 of 5 victims killed in the Florida collapse have been identified

Miami condo collapse rescue efforts
Members of the South Florida Urban Search and Rescue team look for possible survivors in the partially collapsed 12-story Champlain Towers South condo building on June 26, 2021 in Surfside, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images
  • Three more victims who died when a Florida building collapsed have been identified.
  • Four of five victims have been identified, and 156 people are still unaccounted for.
  • Those identified are Stacie Fang, 54, Antonio Lozano, 83, Gladys Lozano, 79, and Manuel LaFont, 54.
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Four of the five people who were killed when a Surfside, Florida, condo building collapsed in the early hours of Thursday have been identified.

Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said at a press conference on Saturday that there are still 156 people unaccounted for.

On Friday, the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner’s office identified Stacie Fang, 54, as one of the four victims at the time, who died as a result of the collapse of the Champlain Towers South building on Thursday morning.

Fang was the first victim identified. She died at the Aventura Hospital and Medical Center about two hours after the collapse.

Fang’s 15-year-old son was pulled from the rubble and survived.

-David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) June 27, 2021

On Saturday, police found the remains of one more individual. They also identified three other victims: Antonio Lozano, 83, Gladys Lozano, 79, and Manuel LaFont, 54.

Sergio Lozano, the son of Gladys and Antonio Lozano told Miami local news station WTVJ that officials had taken his DNA to help identify those that were unaccounted for. He later got a call that his parent’s bodies were found.

“It’s tragic but it’s strangely unsettling that I have peace knowing they would constantly play argue about who would pass first,” Brian Lozano told ABC News in a statement. “But in the end … they got what they both wanted. Each other.”

He told ABC his parents were “avid donators,” “always providing for anyone who’s in need or just to spark a smile on someone’s face. Their souls were truly beautiful and are now blessed.”

-David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) June 27, 2021

Houston local news station KPRC reported that LaFont was a Houston native, and family members described him as a loving father and a good-hearted human being. They told the outlet that another young man from Houston was staying with LaFont when the building collapsed.

“When I saw [the wreckage], I almost died. It felt like those walls fell on me, too,” LaFont’s ex-wife, Adriana told USA Today, when he was missing.