Here Are The Orlando Massacre Victims


Here Are The Victims Of The Orlando Massacre: ‘They Are More Than A List Of Names’

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Photos and stories emerge of the victims of the Orlando massacre

“We begin tonight with their names, the names of the 48 out of 49 people who have so far been identified — victims of the deadliest mass shooting in American History,” began Anderson Cooper on his CNN broadcast last night. “A massacre that happened at a gay nightclub just a block from where I’m standing just down that road two nights ago.”

Cooper read the names of the victims, showed their photos, and told a little bit about each one. He was moved to tears, as most of us have been over the last few days. “They are more than a list of names,” said Cooper. “They are people who loved and who were loved.”

The Orlando Sentinel has a beautiful memorial to the victims. They are compiling stories for each person who lost their life that horrific night. These are people who were loved. They each have stories, as we all do. Read their stories. Speak their names. Look at their pictures.

Thank you, Orlando Sentinel, for telling their stories.

Stanley Almodovar III, Age 23

Amanda AlvearAge 25

Oscar AracenaAge 26

Rodolfo AyalaAge 33

Darryl R. Burt IIAge 29

Jonathan CamuyAge 24

Angel Luis Candelario-PadroAge 28

Omar CapoAge 20

Simon CarrilloAge 31

Cory James ConnellAge 21

Tevin Eugene CrosbyAge 25

Anthony Luis Laureano DislaAge 25

Deonka Deidra DraytonAge 32

Leroy Valentin FernandezAge 25

Mercedez Marisol FloresAge 26

Peter O. Gonzalez-CruzAge 22

Juan Ramon GuerreroAge 22

Paul Terrell HenryAge 41

Frankie HernandezAge 27

Miguel Angel HonoratoAge 30

Jimmy De JesúsAge 50

Javier Jorge-ReyesAge 40

Jason Benjamin JosaphatAge 19

Eddie Jamoldroy JusticeAge 30

Christopher LeinonenAge 32

Juan Chavez MartinezAge 25

Brenda Lee Marquez McCoolAge 49

Gilberto Ramon Silva MenendezAge 25

Kimberly MorrisAge 37

Akyra MurrayAge 18

Joel Rayon PaniaguaAge 31

Jean Carlos Mendez PerezAge 35

Enrique L. RiosAge 25

Eric Ivan Ortiz RiveraAge 36

Jean Carlos Nieves RodriguezAge 27

Christopher SanfelizAge 24

Edward Sotomayor Jr.Age 34

Shane Evan TomlinsonAge 33

Martin Benitez TorresAge 33

Luis VielmaAge 22

Luis Daniel Wilson-LeonAge 37

Jerald Arthur WrightAge 31

The Orlando Sentinel will be posting stories of the rest of the victims as soon as they come available. 

Alejandro Barrios Martinez, Age 21

Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, Age 37

Luis Daniel Conde, Age 39

Yilmary Rodriguez Solivan, Age 24

Geraldo A. Ortiz-Jimenez, Age 25