Noriega Family Statement

For Immediate Release: 
June 30, 2021

Contact: Helen Roldan
Director of Communications
(786) 582-0151

Noriega Family Statement

It is with great sadness that we announce the tragic passing of Hilda Noriega, the mother of Police Chief Carlos Noriega. The Noriega family was notified last evening of the recovery and positive identification of his mother from the Champlain Towers South catastrophic scene.

The family would like to thank all the hundreds of first responders, who bravely and selflessly risked their lives to locate his mother and the other innocent victims found to date. The family would also like to thank Governor DeSantis, Mayor Levine Cava, Senator Rubio, Senator Pizzo, Senator Book, Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis, the Chief’s North Bay Village family, and all the other elected officials and administrators, who showed unprecedented leadership, courage and compassion during this extremely difficult time.

The Noriegas have lost the “heart and soul” and “matriarch” of their family but will get through this time by embracing the unconditional love Hilda was known for. The family has asked for privacy as they deal with this horrific and painful loss.

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