The sister of a woman who is still missing as a result of last week's collapse of an apartment building in Surfside
, has described the heartbreaking moment she realized she couldn't see the location of her sibling's cell phone on the "Find My Friends
“I just kept trying to make it find her and it just kept spinning and spinning and saying ‘no location found,’ and it just ripped my soul apart,” Ashley Dean told CNN
’s John Berman on Wednesday, as the search for her sister Cassondra “Cassie” Billedeau-Stratton and 144 others entered its seventh day.
The number of people
killed in the collapse has risen to 18.
“It just tore my soul apart.”Ashley Dean, whose sister Cassie Stratton is still missing after the condo collapse
, recalls the moment she couldn't see her sister's shared location on her phone. https://t.co/V4Nf9S7BNy
pic.twitter.com/bQFAndDLL1 — Anderson Cooper
360° (@AC360) July 1, 2021
When the Champlain Towers South
building partially collapsed last Thursday around 1:30 a.m., Stratton, 40, was on the phone with her husband, Democratic
political strategist Michael Stratton.
Michael Stratton, who was on a business
trip in Washington
at the time of the disaster, told Denver
's KMGH-TV, "she described that the building was shaking and then... the phone went dead."