Body recovered from Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans after collapse kills 2; 1 person still missing

NEW ORLEANS - Two people were killed and one person is missing after the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans, which is under construction, collapsed Saturday morning.


Here are the latest updates:


Update 11:15 a.m. EDT Oct. 14: Family members have identified a man killed in the Hard Rock Hotel collapse in New Orleans as Anthony Marette, 49, WDSU reported.


Marette's wife, Nova Espinoza, told the WDSU that she dropped him off at the construction site early Saturday morning after he picked up a shift for some extra money. She said the father of four hadn't been originally scheduled to work that day.


She told WDSU the coroner said Marette's body was found on the seventh floor of the building.


Authorities held a news conference Monday morning to update the public on efforts to clear and investigate the collapse.



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