Final Surfside building collapse victim is identified

The death toll from the June 24 collapse now stands at 98.

July 27, 2021, 9:44 AM

The remains of the last victim of the Surfside, Florida, condo collapse have been identified, a relative confirmed to ABC News Monday.

Estelle Hedaya, 54, was the final person to be unaccounted for. The death toll from the June 24 collapse now stands at 98.

PHOTO: Estelle Hedaya, the final victim to be identified in the Champlain Towers South collapse in Surfside, Fla., is pictured in an undated photo released by her family.
Estelle Hedaya, the final victim to be identified in the Champlain Towers South collapse in Surfside, Fla., is pictured in an undated photo released by her family.
Courtesy Hedaya Family

Hedaya was outgoing and loved travel and fashion, according to The Associated Press.

Hedaya, a former New Yorker, moved to Florida in 2015 and lived on the building's sixth floor.

PHOTO: Estelle Hedaya poses for a photo at The Deck at Island Gardens in Miami, April 17, 2021.
Estelle Hedaya poses for a photo at The Deck at Island Gardens in Miami, April 17, 2021.
Liz Segel via AP

Her body will be returned to Midwood, Brooklyn, where her family lives, as early as Tuesday for her funeral. Her remains were still in the custody of the county Medical Examiner’s Office Monday afternoon, which could delay the services.

Investigators have no more missing person cases to pursue from the collapse, but will continue to search removed debris for remains.

PHOTO: Search teams continue work to recover remains as the search and rescue efforts is reported to be transitioning to a recovery operation in the collapsed 12-story Champlain Towers South condo building on July 7, 2021, in Surfside, Fla.
Search teams continue work to recover remains as the search and rescue efforts is reported to be transitioning to a recovery operation in the collapsed 12-story Champlain Towers South condo building on July 7, 2021, in Surfside, Fla.
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ABC News' Aaron Katersky contributed to this report.

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