Montgomery County Police said a sixth victim from the fire in Silver Spring has been identified, Aseged Mekonen, age 34.
Police previously identified the bodies of Maria Auxiliadorai Castellon-Martinez, 53, Augusto Jimenez Sr., 62, Saul Paniagua, 65, Deibi “David” Samir Lainez Morales, 8 and Fernando Josue Hernandez Orellana, 3.
The office of the Chief Medical Examiner is still in the process of identifying the last body recovered from the wreckage of the Flower Branch apartment building located on 8701 Arliss Street in Silver Spring. In total, seven people died as a result of the fire.
“We have worked diligently toward confirming each of the victims’ identities and determining the cause of death for each victim,” Hamill said. “The identification process has been extremely challenging for reasons related to the blast, fire and collapse of the buildings on Arliss Street.”