Twelfth victim dies after Hollywood nursing home power outage after Irma

Posted at 9:36 AM, Sep 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-29 11:12:20-04

A twelfth resident of a Broward County nursing home that lost power following Hurricane Irma has died, the local medical examiner's office confirmed Friday.

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The name of a twelfth victim, who was a resident of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, is 57-year-old Dolores Biamonte. 

City of Hollywood spokeswoman Miranda Grossman said Biamonte died Thursday.

The causes of death of all the victims have yet to be determined and will not be announced until all toxicology tests have been completed.

The latest death comes as officials continue their investigation into what took place inside the facility. The nursing home reported it lost power and air conditioning when the storm struck on Sept. 10, calling an emergency hotline the next day.

A criminal investigation continues while the nursing home — which has had its license suspended — has filed a lawsuit to be allowed to reopen, saying it used items like coolers, fans, ice and other methods to keep patients comfortable.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement set up a new hotline for anyone with information about the deaths or the nursing home between the dates of Sept. 9 to Sept. 12. The number is 866-452-3461.

List of victims:

  1. Carolyn Eatherly, DOB 8-13-39
  2. Gail Nova, DOB 2-22-46
  3. Estella Hendricks, DOB1-4-46
  4. Bobby Owens, DOB 5-16-33
  5. Miguel Franco, DOB 9-5-25
  6. Manuel Mendieta, DOB 8-26-21
  7. Albertina Vega, DOB 10-10-17
  8. Betty Hibbard, DOB 1-11-33
  9. Carlos Canal, DOB 11-4-23
  10. Martha Murray, DOB 1-10-23
  11. Alice Thomas, DOB 2-27-23
  12. Dolores Biamonte, DOB 2-25-60

Portions of this article courtesy of NBC Miami