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Information Released On NYC Residents Who Died In Superstorm Sandy

Officer Artur Kasprzak (credit: NYPD)

Officer Artur Kasprzak (credit: NYPD)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police have released the identities and information on the deaths of many of the 32 people who lost their lives to Superstorm Sandy in New York City.

The following information is according to police unless otherwise noted:

Manhattan:

• Anthony Narh, in his 50s, of the 900 block of Grand Concourse in the Bronx, was found unresponsive in a vehicle at the Empire Parking Garage at 92 Laight St. in TriBeCa around 10:45 a.m. Tuesday. He was pronounced dead at the scene. DNAInfo reported he worked in the garage.

• An unidentified 55-year-old man was found dead in a commercial building at 90 Broad St. in TriBeCa, according to DNAInfo. He was believed to have been pushed into the building by floodwaters, police told the publication.

• Herminia St. John, 75, was found unresponsive in her home in the 400 block of Second Avenue, in Kips Bay, around 11:30 p.m. Monday. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The New York Daily News reported St. John was bedridden, and her oxygen pump shut down when power went out.

Brooklyn:

• Jessica Streich-Kest, 24, and Jacob Vogelman, 23, were found pinned under a tree, along with their dog, in the Ditmas Park section of Brooklyn, according to DNAInfo. Both were pronounced dead. The dog survived, according to the publication.

Queens:

• Anthony Laino, 30, was pinned underneath a tree that crashed through his house in the 47-00 block of 166th Street in Flushing, Queens, around 7:02 p.m. Monday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

• Lauren Abraham, 23, was killed around 8:30 p.m. Monday, at the height of the storm, when she stepped on a live electrical line in front of 105-05 134th St. in Jamaica, Queens. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

• Rick Gold, 67, was found Tuesday in the flooded basement of his home in the 500 block of Beach 133rd Street in Rockaway Park, Queens. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

• Henry Sullivan, 57, was found Tuesday in the flooded basement of his home in the 400 block of Beach 136th Street in Rockaway Park, Queens. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

• Nancy Sorensen, 50, was found unconscious and unresponsive in her home in the 100 block of Beach 124th Street in Rockaway Park, Queens Tuesday. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Further details were not provided.

• An unidentified person was found trapped in a home at 164-25 98th St. in Howard Beach, and was pronounced dead, according to DNAInfo.

Staten Island:

NYPD Officer Artur Kasprzak, 28, died Monday night in the basement of his home on Doty Avenue in Staten Island. Around 7 p.m., with flood waters surging in his home, Kasprzak was able to get six members of his family, including two men, ages 69 and 31, along with three women, ages 31, 56 and 68 and a 15-month-old boy into his attic so they could safely escape rapidly rising water. He returned to check the basement and was found dead there the following morning.

• John Filipowicz Sr., 51, and his son, John Filipowicz Jr., 20, were found buried under debris in the basement of their home in the 0-99 block of Fox Beach Avenue in Staten Island around noon Tuesday. They were pronounced dead at the scene.

• Ella Norris, 89, was found unconscious and unresponsive in her home at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 700 block of Buel Avenue in Staten Island. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Further details were not provided.

• Andrew Semarco, 61, was found unconscious and unresponsive in his home at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 100 block Mills Avenue in Staten Island. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Further details were not provided.

• Leonard Montalto, 53, was reported missing at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday, and was found in his home in the 100 block of Fox Beach Avenue in Staten Island. He was pronounced dead. Further details were not provided.

• James Rossi, 85, was reported missing at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday from his home in the 500 block of Quincy Avenue in Staten Island. He was found Wednesday in deep water in his backyard, and was pronounced dead.

• Angela Dresch, 13, an eighth grader at Totten Intermediate School, was found dead under a pile of debris in her home in the 400 block of Manhattan Street in Tottenville, Staten Island, according to an SILive.com report.

• Anastasia Rispoli, 73, was found unconscious and unresponsive in her home in the 100 block of Grismby Avenue in Staten Island. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Further details were not provided.

• Beatris Spagnola, 80, was found unconscious and unresponsive in her home, also in the 100 block of Grismby Avenue in Staten Island. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Further details were not provided.

No information has been released on any deaths that may have occurred in the Bronx, or on any of the remaining 11 confirmed deaths that occurred as a result of the storm.