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Friends say Linda March had moved back to South Florida from New York and lived in the Surfside condo that collapsed. The texts they have sent to her have gone unanswered.

(See gallery above of photos of those that are missing, according to family members, loved ones.)

While hospitals and officials are not disclosing or confirming numbers of how many people they have admitted or the names of those who are missing from the Champlain Towers South on Collins Avenue, Local 10 is gathering information as it comes in. Much of what is included in this story, has been submitted by family members. (See the list of those recovered at the bottom of story.)

Margarita “Maggie” Vazquez Bello, Apt. 411: Her family says she lives in Pinecrest, but stays at the Champlain Towers in the summer months. They are “desperately holding on to hope to find her.”

Edgar Gonzalez: According to family members, Gonzalez’s wife and daughter are hospitalized at Jackson Memorial’s Ryder Trauma Center, but they are not able to get in touch with the 45-year-old father. All three were in the same unit when the collapse took place. It is unclear how the family was separated.

Juan Mora, 32, Apt. 1011: Juan Mora graduated from Chicago’s Loyola University and had worked at Morton Salt’s Chicago headquarters since 2016. A friend told the Chicago Sun Times that Mora had been working remotely from the condo in Surfside to help his parents. Morton Salt said in a statement that Mora served as manager of East Coast Distribution for its road salt business. “We are shocked and deeply saddened to learn that Juan is reported to be one of the more than 150 people missing,” the company said.

Members of The Shul in Surfside: Rabbi Sholom D. Lipskar of The Shul in Surfside says several members of the synagogue are missing. “There are very few words that could give anybody consolation because you are dealing with an unimaginable, horrific tragedy that struck in the middle of the night,” Lipskar said.

  • Arie Leib
  • Yisroel Tzvi Yosef
  • Tzvi Doniel

Fabian, Andres and daughter, Sophia, Apt. 803: An apartment owner from Argentina told Local 10′s Glenna Milberg that she had friends staying inside her unit who had a daughter through a surrogate. That owner has not been able to contact the family, she said.

Cassondra Stratton: Mike Stratton, Cassandra’s husband, told Local 10 News though his PR representative that he was on the phone with his wife when she expressed some concerns about the building, and then the line went dead. Cassondra Stratton, 40, is a pilates instructor. The couple have been married since 2015.

Ray and Mercy Urgelles, Apt. 211: Mercy Urgelles is the director of pharmacy at Coral Gables Hospital, according to friends. She and her husband, Ray, both remain unaccounted for.

Brad Cohen: Soraya Cohen said her husband was on the 11th floor when the building collapsed. She has hopes that the doctor will be found alive after she believes he possibly might have stayed behind to help people. His brother, Dr. Gary Cohen’s body was recovered on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.

Linda March, Ph. 4: Local 10 broadcast video of the exposed area of the Surfside condo collapse. That video showed white bunk beds and a desk chair. Moments later, Local 10 News reporter Glenna Milberg was contacted and was told that the penthouse apartment belongs to Linda March, an attorney who moved back from New York to Surfside. The friend said they have been texting March, but they have gone unanswered.

Alfredo and Lorenzo Leone, Apt. 512: A close friend of the Leone family said the wife of Alfredo and mother of Lorenzo was not home at the time of the collapse, but that the other two are missing.

Oresme Gil Guerra and Betty Guerra: According to friends, the couple reside on the 9th floor, but they have not been heard from since the building collapse.

Families and friends share photos of Surfside residents who are unaccounted for
Families and friends share photos of Surfside residents who are unaccounted for

Judy Spiegel, Apt. 603: Judy Spiegel’s daughter, Rachel, said she spoke to her 65-year-old mother around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. She hasn’t heard from her since. “No matter where my mom is, she’s with us no matter what, through thick and thing,” Rachel said.

Rosi Maza-Saez: Loved ones say she didn’t live at the building but was staying overnight when the collapse occurred.

Richard Augustine and Elaine Sabino: Both were in PH10 when the collapse occurred. Sabino was a flight attendant, colleagues say. Her body was recovered on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.

Nicole Langesfeld and Louis Sadovnic, Apt. 804: Nicole, 26, lived in apartment 804 of the Champlain Towers South with her husband Louis. The Langesfelds say they believe in miracles, and that the community’s continued prayers are critical. “I’m praying every day,” Pablo Langesfeld, Nicole’s father, said. “. . . We want a miracle. We want Louis back. We want Nicole back.” Their bodies were recovered on Wednesday, July 7.

Ricky and Maituca Rovirosa

Myriam Caspi Notkin and Arnie Notkin


Recovered:

· Margarita Vasquez Bello, 68 years old, recovered 07/10/2021

· Cassondra “Cassie” Billedeau-Stratton, 40 years old, recovered 07/10/2021

· Catalina Gomez Ramirez, 45 years old, recovered 07/10/2021

· Julio Cesar Velasquez, 66, recovered 07/09/2021

· Nicole Dawn Doran-Manashirov, 43 years old, recovered 07/09/2021

· Lisa “Malky” Rosenberg Weisz, 27 years old, recovered 07/09/2021

· Arnold Notkin, 87 years old, recovered, 07/09/2021

· Judith Spiegel, 65 years old, recovered 07/09/2021

· Fabian Nunez, 57 years old, recovered 07/08/2021

· Beatriz “Betty” Rodriguez Guerra, 52 years old, recovered 07/08/2021

· Oresme Gil Guerra, 60 years old, recovered 07/08/2021

· Angela Velasquez, 60 years old, recovered 07/08/2021

· Benny Weisz, 31 years old, recovered 07/08/2021

· Luis Sandovic, 28 years old, recovered 07/08/2021

· Edgar Gonzalez, 42 years old, recovered 07/08/2021

· Maria Torre, 76 years old, recovered 07/08/2021

· Alfredo Leone, 48 years old, recovered 07/08/2021

· Lorenzo De Oliveira Leone, 5 years old, recovered 07/08/2021

· Sophia Lopez Moreira, 36 years old, recovered 07/08/2021

· Maria Gabriela Camou Font, 64 years old, recovered 07/08/2021

· Miguel Pazos, 55 years old, recovered 07/08/2021

· Richard Rovirosa, 60 years old, recovered 07/08/2021

· Name not released at family’s request, 5 years old, recovered 07/08/2021

· Name not released at family’s request, 44 years old, recovered 07/08/2021

· Anna Sophia Pettengill Lopez Moreira, 6 years old, recovered 07/07/2021

· Alexia Maria Pettengill Lopez Moreira, 9 years old, recovered 07/07/2021

· Ruslan Manashirov, 36 years old, recovered 07/07/2021

· Harold Rosenberg, 52 years old, recovered 07/07/2021

· Gloria Machado, 71 years old, recovered 07/07/2021

· Maria Teresa Rovirosa, 58 years old, recovered 07/07/2021

· Luis Lopez Moreira III, 3 years old, recovered 07/07/2021

· Luis Pettengill, 36 years old, recovered 07/07/2021

· Deborah Berezdivin, 21 years old, recovered 07/07/2021

· Juan Alberto Mora, 80 years old, recovered 07/07/2021

· Ilan Naibryf, 21 years old, recovered, 7/07/2021

· Leidy Vanessa Luna Villalba, 23 years old, recovered 07/07/2021

· Nicole Langesfeld, 26 years old, recovered 07/07/2021

· Ana Mora, 58 years old, recovered 07/07/2021

· Marina Restrepo Azen, 76 years old, recovered 07/07/2021

· Gary Cohen, 58 years old, recovered 07/07/2021

· Elaine Lia Sabino, 71 years old, recovered 07/07/2021

· Richard Augustine, 77 years old, recovered 07/06/2021

· Vishai Patel, 42 years old, recovered 07/06/2021

· Bhavna Patel, 36 years old, recovered 07/06/2021

· Simon Segal, 80 years old, recovered 07/06/2021

· Graciela Cattarossi, 86 years old, recovered 07/06/2021

· Gino Cattarossi, 89 years old, recovered 07/06/2021

· Elena Chavez, 87 years old, recovered 07/06/2021

· Jay Kleiman, 52 years old, recovered 07/05/2021

· Francis Fernandez, 67 years old, recovered 07/05/2021

· Elena Blasser, 64 years old, recovered 07/05/2021

· Tzvi Ainsworth, 68 years old, recovered 07/05/2021

· Ingrid “Itty” Ainsworth, 66 years old, recovered 07/05/2021

· David Epstein, 58 years old, recovered 07/02/2021

· Gonzalo Torres, 81 years old, recovered 07/02/2021

· Claudio Bonnefoy, 85 years old, recovered 07/02/2021

· Maria Obias-Bonnefoy, 69 years old, recovered 07/02/2021

· Graciela Cattarossi, 48 years old, recovered 07/02/2021

· Estella Cattarossi, 7 years old, recovered 07/02/2021

· Magaly Elena Delgado, 80 years old, recovered 06/30/2021

· Bonnie Epstein, 56 years old, recovered 06/30/2021

· Lucia Guara, 10 years old, recovered 06/30/2021

· Emma Guara, 4 years-old, recovered 06/30/2021

· Anaely Rodriguez (Guara), 42 years old, recovered 6/30/2021

· Andreas Giannitsopoulos, 21 years old, recovered 6/30/2021

· Hilda Noriega, 92 years old, recovered 6/29/2021

· Michael David Altman, 50 years old, recovered 6/28/2021

· Frank Kleiman, 55 years old, recovered 6/28/2021

· Marcus Joseph Guara, 52 years old, recovered 6/26/2021

· Leon Oliwkowicz, 80 years old, recovered 6/26/2021

· Christina Beatriz Elvira Oliwkowicz, 74 years old, recovered 6/27/2021

· Luis Bermudez. 26 years old, recovered 6/26/2021

· Anna Ortiz, 46 years old, recovered 6/26/2021

· Manuel “Manny” LaFont, 54 years old, recovered 6/25/2021

· Gladys Lozano, 79 years old, recovered 6/25/2021

· Antonio Lozano, 83 years old, recovered 6/24/2021

· Stacie Dawn Fang, 54 years old, rescued but died at the hospital, 6/24/2021


A family reunification hotline has been set up at 305-614-1819, and people can also open a Missing Person Report Online.

If you live at the Champlain Towers at 8777 Collins Ave., you are encouraged to complete this Wellness Check Form as part of efforts to ensure all tenants of the building are located.

For more information on county resources, click here.

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About the Authors:

Michelle F. Solomon is the podcast producer/reporter/host of Local 10's original, true crime podcast The Florida Files and a digital journalist for Local 10.com.

Eden Checkol co-anchors Local 10's 10 p.m. weeknight newscast on WSFL and also reports on WPLG newscasts. She’s a Minnesota native who is thrilled to leave the snow behind and call South Florida home.