By NAN Contributor
News Americas, ORLANDO, FL, Tues. June 14, 2016: Six of the victims of the 49 slaughtered senselessly by an ISIS sympathizer on June 12, 2016 at the Pulse night club in Orlando, FL were from the Caribbean, U.S. territory of Puerto Rico and one was from the South American nation of Venezuela, News Americas Now has so far learned.
As the City of Orlando released the final names of those senselessly slain by U.S.-born gun man Omar Mateen, the media has began learning more about the lives of those taken so suddenly and violently from their family and friends.
From Puerto Rico the slain to date are:
Anthony Luis Laureano
Anthony Luis Laureano according to his Facebook profile was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico but moved and settled in Orlando. Friends described him as “an amazing person,” “a special guy” and a talented dancer.
Martin Benitez Torres
Martin Benitez Torres was also born in Puerto Rico. She had recently moved to Orlando and was studying to become a pharmacy technician at the Ana G. Méndez University, Tampa bay campus. He was 33.
Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez
Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, according to his Facebook profile, was born in Manati, Puerto Rico, and worked at a Speedway convenience store. The 25-year-old had studied health care management at Ana G. Mendez University in Orlando.
Javier Jorge-Reyes was 40-years-old. He was born in Guayama, Puerto Rico and was a supervisor at a Gucci store in Orlando. “Our special thoughts are with Javier Jorge-Reyes, who lost his life, and all of our colleagues in Orlando,” a post on the company’s Facebook page said yesterday.
Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega
Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega was a Puerto Rican journalist who got his start at a Telemundo station in San Juan. He then moved to Florida to work at NBCUniversal Telemundo where he worked in audience management for the current season of the singing competition show “La Voz Kids.” Camuy would have turned 25 at the end of this month.
Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera
Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36, was born in Puerto Rico but lived in Miami, according to his Facebook page. He went by the nickname “Shaki and was married with a husband. He worked at a Party City and a Sunglass Hut and has a passion for interior decorating and hair-styling. Ortiz-Rivera reportedly decided to attend a friend’s housewarming celebration at the nightclub early Sunday.
Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez
Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez was born in Venezuela but studied business administration at the Universidad de Turabo in Puerto Rico. He was 31 and a fast food restaurant manager in Orlando. He and his partner, Oscar Aracena-Montero, 26, had recently purchased a house together.
The 49 victims are:
Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34 years old
Stanley Almodovar III, 23 years old
Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20 years old
Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22 years old
Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36 years old
Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22 years old
Luis S. Vielma, 22 years old
Kimberly Morris, 37 years old
Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30 years old
Darryl Roman Burt II, 29 years old
Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32 years old
Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21 years old
Anthony Luis Laureanodisla, 25 years old
Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35 years old
Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50 years old
Amanda Alvear, 25 years old
Martin Benitez Torres, 33 years old
Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37 years old
Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26 years old
Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, 35 years old
Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, 25 years old
Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, 31 years old
Oscar A Aracena-Montero, 26 years old
Enrique L. Rios, Jr., 25 years old
Miguel Angel Honorato, 30 years old
Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40 years old
Joel Rayon Paniagua, 32 years old
Jason Benjamin Josaphat, 19 years old
Cory James Connell, 21 years old
Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, 37 years old
Luis Daniel Conde, 39 years old
Shane Evan Tomlinson, 33 years old
Juan Chevez-Martinez, 25 years old
Jerald Arthur Wright, 31 years old
Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25 years old
Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25 years old
Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega, 24 years old
Jean C. Nives Rodriguez, 27 years old
Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33 years old
Brenda Lee Marquez McCool, 49 years old
Yilmary Rodriguez Solivan, 24 years old
Christopher Andrew Leinonen, 32 years old
Angel L. Candelario-Padro, 28 years old
Frank Hernandez, 27 years old
Paul Terrell Henry, 41 years old
Antonio Davon Brown, 29 years old
Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz, 24 years old
Akyra Monet Murray, 18 years old
Geraldo A. Ortiz-Jimenez, 25 years old
Officials on Monday clarified 49 victims were killed and the shooter was the 50th person to die after exchanging gunfire with police.