Loyola University graduate ID'd as Florida building collapse victim

Chicagoans Ilan Naibryf and Richard Augustine were reported missing

ByRob Elgas and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team via WLS logo
Friday, July 9, 2021
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Loyola University graduate, Juan Mora Jr., has been identified as one of the victims recovered from the Florida building collapse rubble.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- One of three Chicagoans who has been missing since the devastating condo collapse in Florida has been recovered, according to officials.

WATCH: Security camera video shows moment of Surfside building collapse

Juan Alberto Mora Jr., 32, was listed among those recovered from the scene on Wednesday and identified Thursday.

Mora Jr. was a Loyola University graduate who was visiting his parents at the time of the collapse. He also worked for Morton Salt in Chicago.

His parents, Juan Mora Sr. and Ana Mora, lived in Champlain Towers.

All three were reported missing when a wing of the 12-story building came crashing down around 1:30 a.m. on June 24.

Juan Sr. and Ana have not yet been listed among those recovered.

Loyola issued a statement, saying, "We at Loyola University Chicago are devastated to hear that Loyola's Quinlan School of Business alumnus Juan Mora lost his life in the Surfside condo collapse. Juan was a cherished and active member of the Loyola community, and we pray for his family, friends, and colleagues during this extraordinarily difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by the Surfside tragedy."

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University of Chicago student Ilan Naibryf and Chicago native Richard Augustine have also been missing since the collapse.

Ilan Naibryf, Juan Mora, Richard Augustine all reported missing

Sunday night, officials made the decision to demolish the remaining structure of the partially collapsed building amid safety concerns as then-tropical storm Elsa approached the state.

WATCH: Collapsed Florida condo demolished amid safety concerns

Thursday marks the two-week anniversary of the disaster, which recently transitioned from a search and rescue to a recovery effort. The death toll rose to 64 with another 76 still unaccounted for, Miami Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said at a news conference Thursday.