SURFSIDE, FL. (THECOUNT) — Hilda Noriega has been identified as a victim killed in last Thursday condo collapse in Surfside, Florida.
Noriega, 92, was the mother of North Bay Village Police Chief Carlos Noriega. North Bay Village is located just a few miles from the Champlain South Towers.
Hilda Noriega’s grandson, Michael, remembered her as a loving matriarch:
“My grandmother is easily the most loving person I know,” Michael Noriega told WPTV earlier this week. “She is 92 years old going on 62 years old. Just full of energy, we couldn’t keep up with her.”
Miami-Dade Police have identified all 12 of those who are confirmed to have died in the collapse. They are:
Hilda Noriega, 92
Antonio Lozano, 83
Leon Oliwkowicz, 80
Gladys Lozano, 79
Christina Beatriz Elvira, 74
Frank Kleiman, 55
Staci Dawn Fang, 54
Manuel LaFont, 54
Marcus Joseph Guara, 52
Michael David Altman, 50
Anna Ortiz, 46
Luis Bermudez, 26
Officials in Surfside will provide another update at a press conference on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. ET.