Nicole Mejias said five of her family members were in the Champlain Towers South building when it collapsed.
Mejias told CNN that Stella Cattarossi, 7, was found deceased in the rubble along with her mother, Graciela Cattarossi. Stella’s father is a City of Miami firefighter.
Three more family members are still missing: Stella’s grandparents Gino and Graciela Cattarossi, and Stella’s aunt, Andrea Cattarossi. Mejias said that Andrea was visiting the family from Argentina, where she has three sons. Stella and her mother had been living with Gino and Graciela Cattarossi for about seven years, according to Mejias.
Mejias is the niece of Andrea and the younger Graciela, Stella’s mother.
“We just miss them so much already, we wish this tragedy didn’t happen, and will always remember them,” Mejias said.