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Police identify 2 victims from Surfside condo collapse Friday

Maria Popa Radulescu, 79, and Brad Cohen, 51, were identified by Miami-Dade County police on Friday, more than three weeks after the tragic collapse of the Champlain Towers South building.
Maria Popa Radulescu, 79, and Brad Cohen, 51, were identified by Miami-Dade County police on Friday, more than three weeks after the tragic collapse of the Champlain Towers South building.

SURFSIDE, Fla. – Miami-Dade County police on Friday identified a 79-year-old woman and a 51-year-old man as victims of the Champlain Towers South collapse.

Brad Cohen, 51, was identified Friday after his remains were found last week.

Cohen was a doctor and a man of deep faith. His brother Gary Cohen was also killed in the collapse.

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The body of Maria Popa Radulescu, 79, was recovered a week ago, and detectives released her name Friday.

Her husband Mihai Radulescu, 83, was also killed in the Surfside tragedy and identified by detectives Thursday.

Mihai Radulescu, 83, and Maria Popa Radulescu, 80, lived in Apartment 404. Friends described them as a beautiful couple and full of life. (Friend of family)

The official death toll remains at 97 and 94 victims have been identified as of Friday evening, the county says. The medical examiner’s office is still working on identifying human remains.

Six victims were identified Thursday, including a 14-year-old Colombian girl who was on vacation with her parents.

Officials have said that efforts to recover remains from the debris are nearing an end.


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