Bodies of missing Alabama doctor and brother recovered after Florida condo collapse

Dr. Gary Cohen
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Published: Jul. 7, 2021 at 9:17 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 17, 2021 at 7:02 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The bodies of a Tuscaloosa physician and his brother have been recovered from the rubble of a condominium building that collapsed late last month near Miami, Florida.

Officials with the Miami-Dade Police Department confirmed late the evening of July 7, that the body of 58-year-old Dr. Gary Cohen was recovered earlier in the day.

Miami-Dade PD announced on July 17 that the body of Cohen’s brother, Brad Cohen, was also found on July 7.

Dr. Cohen was a physician at the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center. John Merkle, director of the Tuscaloosa VA, released the following statement on behalf of the center,

“Dr. Cohen will be missed by our Veterans and staff. Our facility mourns the loss of one of our own and our thoughts and prayers continue to be with those who knew and loved him.”

The Cohens were initially reported missing soon after the collapse of the building in late June.

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