The corpse of a 36-year-old, Theresa Velasquez, a Los Angeles executive for big events business Live Nation, was recognized today by Florida authorities as to the unfortunate victim of the Surfside condominium disaster.
Champlain Towers South, a 12-story oceanfront condominium in the Miami neighborhood of Surfside, Florida, United States, partially fell on June 24, 2021, at around 1:22 a.m. EDT. 98 people were killed.
Four people were recovered from the wreckage, but one died shortly after arriving at the hospital from his injuries. Eleven more people were hurt. On the same day, around 35 people were rescued from the uncollapsed section of the building, which was destroyed 10 days later.
The key contributing element under examination is the long-term deterioration of reinforced concrete structural strength in the basement-level parking garage underneath the housing units owing to water infiltration and reinforcing steel corrosion. The issues were reported in 2018 and were described as "far worse" in April 2021.
Obituary: Theresa Velasquez Wife: Was She Married?
As per the obituary of Theresa Velasquez, there is no mention of her wife. She may not have been married. Also, there is no message of condolence from her partner or wife, which might indicate she is single.
For months after the accident, the fire department struggled with the mystery of her identity. Officials have identified the victim as Velasquez, a 36-year-old Los Angeles music businesswoman who was visiting her parents.
Julio Cesar Velasquez, 67, and Angela Maria, 60, who resided in unit 304, were also killed in the collapse.
The faint and calm voice of a woman trapped in the hulking pile of concrete and twisted steel could be heard for several hours after the collapse of the Surfside, Florida, condominium last June.https://t.co/fNyf31K449— CNN (@CNN) May 22, 2022
Live Nation Executive Theresa Velasquez Death Cause
The cause of death for Nation Executive Theresa Velasquez has been determined to be a collapsing structure.
On June 24, around 1:25 a.m., the condominium collapsed. One of the biggest structural failures in US history occurred when the 12-story beachside skyscraper partially fell. The structure was dismantled 11 days later.
On the day of the multistory Champlain Towers South condo collapse, first responders allegedly heard hammering on a wall and then a lady asking to be saved.
A billionaire developer from Dubai is set to purchase the site in Surfside where Champlain Towers South collapsed, killing 98 people, for $120 million after no other bids were submitted by the deadline for next week’s auction. https://t.co/UCx1UWn9Am— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) May 21, 2022
Theresa Velasquez Age: How Old Was She?
Theresa Velasquez was just 36 years of age when the tragic incident happened.
According to the Miami Herald, Velasquez spent most of her career in the music industry. She worked for a couple of record labels after graduating from NYU with a master's degree in the music business.
She finally landed at Live Nation, where she was the senior vice president of strategic alliances for six years. According to the Herald, Velasquez fought throughout her career to increase exposure and inclusivity for the LGBTQ population in the music industry.