LAS VEGAS (CBSNewYork/CBS News/ Sacramento/CBS Minnesota/CBS Chicago/CBS Boston/AP) — The people killed in the Las Vegas mass shooting came from around the U.S. and Canada from a variety of walks of life.


Altogether, 59 people were killed — including the suspect — and nearly 500 others were injured after a gunman opened fire at a country music festival in Las Vegas.

Authorities say the 64-year-old gunman, Stephen Paddock, fired from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino at a crowd attending a music festival below. When police entered his hotel room, they discovered Paddock had killed himself. A motive has not yet been determined.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for all the Las Vegas victims by Clark County Commission Chair Steve Sisolak. As of Friday night, it had collected $8.2 million – far past the initial goal of $1 million. The goal has now been raised to $10 million.


These are the stories of 58 victims:

1. Charleston Hartfield

Charleston Hartfield

Charleston Hartfield (Credit: Hartfield Family)

Charleston Hartfield, 34, was a Las Vegas police officer who coached youth football, CBS2’s Jessica Layton reported.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Hartfield was also an Army guardsman sergeant first class and a veteran and wrote a book about life on the police force, titled “Memoirs of a Public Servant.”

A friend, Stan King, told the Review-Journal that Hartfield was “seriously one of the nicest guys ever.” King told the paper that the officer coached his son on the Henderson Cowboys football team with the Nevada Youth Sports Program.

Brig. Gen. William Burks, the Adjutant General of the Nevada National Guard, said losing any member of the Guard family is difficult, especially in such an unexpected manner. “Charleston Hartfield lived to serve the public and protect his family, he is the epitome of a citizen-soldier,” he said.

“Sgt. 1st Class Hartfield epitomizes everything good about America,” said Brig. Gen. Zachary Doser, the commander of the Nevada Army National Guard.

Charleston leaves behind a wife and two children.

2. Rachael Parker

Rachael Parker

Rachael Parker (Credit: CBS Los Angeles)

Rachael Parker worked for the Manhattan Beach, California Police Department for 10 years, CBS Los Angeles reports. She worked as a police records technician with the department for 10 years.

A second employee, an off-duty officer, suffered a minor injury at the music festival, the department said.

3. Sonny Melton

Sonny Melton

Sonny Melton, right, with his wife Heather (Credit: Facebook/Union College)

Sonny Melton, 29, a registered nurse, died in the shooting, the Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tennessee, told The Associated Press. His wife, Dr. Heather Melton, is a surgeon and was with him when the shots rang out.

Heather Melton told WZTV in Nashville, Tennessee, that her husband sacrificed his life to save her.

“At this point, I’m in complete disbelief and despair. I don’t know what to say. Sonny was the most kind-hearted, loving man I have ever met. He saved my life and lost his,” she told the station.

Dr. Melton said she tried in turn to save her husband’s life, but could not.

“I was trying to talk to him and he wasn’t responding, and I started doing CPR, and people were yelling at me to get down and I kept feeling the shots all around me,” she said.

Though Dr. Melton tried to save her husband’s life as the bullets went on flying, she soon realized it was too late.

“Finally, the shots stopped and he started bleeding from his mouth,” she said. “I knew he was probably gone, but I still had hope.”

Friends back home were also in agony.

“Our whole town is shook, turned upside down and flipped around,” said longtime friend Autumn Ratliff. “Going to be rough for us for a couple weeks, months, years.”

In a White House press briefing, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the couple had been married for just over a year. Sanders said they traveled together from Tennessee to attend the concert: “When the bullets began raining down from above, Sonny shielded her from danger, selflessly giving up his life to save hers.”

He was a 2015 graduate of Union College in Jackson, school officials said on Facebook.

“You know how when you met someone and you just know that they’re good and kind? That was Sonny,” Christy Davis, an assistant professor of nursing, wrote. “He just had a sweet, kind spirit about him.”

4. Angela Gomez

Angie Gomez

Angie Gomez (Credit: GoFundMe)

Angie Gomez was a cheerleader from Riverside, California. Her GoFundMe page has surpassed its goal to help her family with the costs of funeral arrangements.

“She was a cheerful young lady with a warm heart and loving spirit,” the fundraising page reads, adding that all money would be sent directly to the family. “Most of all, please raise this family up in prayer. Keep them in your thoughts and celebrate the life of a young woman who has gone home too soon.”

AP writes that Gomez graduated from Riverside Poly High School in 2015, where she was a cheerleader. School staff remembered her as a “fun-loving young lady with a great sense of humor.”

AP adds that Gomez participated in the Riverside Children’s Theater and was involved in choir. The school district said Gomez was a hard worker who “always challenged herself academically.”

5. Lisa Romero

Lisa Romero

Lisa Romero (Credit: Angel Jax Pinto/KRQE-TV)

Lisa Romero, a high school secretary in New Mexico, was one of the victims killed in the shooting, CBS affiliate KRQE-TV in Albuquerque reports. She worked for Gallup-McKinley County Public Schools for 14 years.

A friend of Romero’s said she was a “sweet and beautiful woman” who worked with children. The friend said many of the students at the high school looked up to her.

Students, friends and family gathered Monday night for a vigil, KRQE-TV writes.

“When I was in middle school she helped me through a lot with my family. You could trust her with anything,” high school freshman Shelby Silva said, according to KRQE-TV.

The station said that hugs, tears and memories were shared at Miyamura High School on Monday.

KRQE-TV says the superintendent remembers Romero as a mentor and advocate for students.

“She gave me advice to like keep pushing through the hard things and so when I heard she passed it kind of hit me in my heart,” freshman Jazmine Arreguin said.

“I was trying not to get angry, it’s just that’s a lot of what I’m feeling right now is just, why? It’s just senseless,” said Darci Sanchez.

Lisa’s husband, Chris Muniz, released a statement to say thank you for the condolences and to urge people to continue to pray:

“I want to thank the people of Gallup, Las Vegas, state of New Mexico and the nation for their outpouring of support and condolences on behalf of my wife Lisa, our family is deeply touched. Please continue to pray for her, our children and grandchildren during this tragic time. While we understand the concerns and questions from the media regarding our family’s loss, we request that everyone please respect our privacy during this time. Lisa will be missed by her daughter, two sons, four grandchildren, our entire extended family and the community she loved.”

6. Jordan McIldoon

Jordan McIldoon

Jordan McIldoon
(via Facebook)

Jordan McIldoon, a 23-year-old mechanic’s apprentice from British Columbia was also among those slain, CBC News reports.

“We only had one child,” Al and Angela McIldoon told the news outlet. “We just don’t know what to do.”

Heather Gooze, who was working the event as a bartender, held McIldoon’s hand as he died from a gunshot wound.

“His fingers were kind of wrapped on my hand,” she said. “His hand kind of squeezed a little bit, and then just, like, went loose.”

Gooze added, “I’m connected to him now for my whole life.”

Gooze took his cellphone and broke the news to his girlfriend who got separated in the crowd.

“She said, ‘Be honest with me, like, what’s going on?’ And I said, ‘He didn’t make it. I’ve been with him over an hour now.’ I go, ‘He’s dead,'” Gooze said. “She said to me, ‘You know, he’s the love of my life, like, are you sure?’ I said, ‘Yes, yeah.'”

7. Jennifer Topaz Irvine

Jennifer Topaz Irvine

Jennifer Topaz Irvine (Credit: Thomas Slattery/Facebook)

Jennifer Topaz Irvine, 42, a San Diego-based attorney, was identified as one of the victims by her coworker and friend, CBS News correspondent Mireya Villarreal reports.

Irvine was a family law attorney and her co-worker, Thomas Slattery, said she was a “great attorney” who was always “happy and energetic.”

Slattery shared an image of Irvine on Facebook with a caption that read: “A tragic loss of a kind, generous, and beautiful lady. She will be greatly missed.”

Kyle Kraska, a sports director for the CBS affiliate KFMB-TV in San Diego, was a close friend of Irvine’s and posted on Facebook that she was singing and dancing to country music when she was shot in the head. Kraska — who survived after being shot multiple times outside his home in 2015 by a house painter — wrote that Irvine’s death felt like “I have now been victimized by gun violence twice.”

“When does it stop?!” he wrote.

8. Bailey Schweitzer

Bailey Schweitzer

Bailey Schweitzer (Credit:
Facebook/Bailey Schweitzer)

Bailey Schweitzer, a 20-year-old receptionist, was identified by her boss and friend who worked closely with her family, CBS News’ Villarreal reports.

Schweitzer attended the concert with her mother and best friend but there were no immediate reports on their injuries.

“Bailey was a ray of sunshine. She brightened everyone’s day. She’s one of the best people I’ve known,” Amy Campbell told Villarreal.

9. Susan Smith

Susan Smith

Susan Smith
(Credit: Vista PTA/Facebook)

Susan Smith, 53, was a victim of the Las Vegas shooting, Jake Finch, a Simi Valley Schools spokeswoman confirmed.

Smith worked for Simi Valley School District in California for 16 years, serving as the office manager at Vista Fundamental Elementary School for three years, Finch said.

“She’s the hub,” Finch told the AP. “She supported the principal, taking care of the many things that happen in the school. She was patient. She was kind, especially with the kids. Even when it was chaotic she would smile.”

She was married and the mother of two adult children and was a big fan of country music.

10. Sandy Casey

Sandy Casey

An undated Facebook picture shows Sandy with Christopher Willemse.
(Credit: Facebook/Christopher Willemse)

Sandy Casey was a special education teacher in Manhattan Beach, California. Her partner, Christopher Willemse, confirmed the 35-year-old’s death to CBS News in a statement Monday.

“The world lost one of its true bright spots when Sandy was taken away from it. She made the world a better place. She’s been teaching for 11 years primarily at MBMS in Manhattan Beach [California]. She’s kind, witty, and extremely funny! She loved the simple things, country music, running, and yoga!”

Willemse also took to Facebook to announce the news of Sandy’s death.

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) also expressed his condolences for Casey — a Vermont native — saying “our hearts are with her friends & family.”

11. John Phippen

John Phippen

John Phippen (via CBS Los Angeles)

John Phippen, 56, was a general contractor from Santa Clarita who went to the country music concert with his son, CBS Los Angeles reported. Longtime friend John Polucki described him as having the personality of a celebrity or a politician.

“He was unflappable, just this big guy’s guy….John was that guy that you always wanted to hang out with.”

12. Rhonda LeRocque

Rhonda LeRocque

Rhonda LeRocque (via CBS Boston)

Rhonda LeRocque, 42, was a resident of Tewksbury, Massachusetts. LeRocque’s mother was still in shock Monday night.

“I was devastated this morning at seven o’clock to find out she’s been shot, murdered, in a senseless, horrific act,” Priscilla Champaign told CBS Boston.

LeRocque was with her husband Jason, young daughter and father-in-law on a family trip to Las Vegas specifically for the country music festival.

“She was enjoying her concert and this all happened, she’s a loving mother, she’s a loving wife,” Champaign said.

Rhonda’s mother says the couple has been married for more than 20 years and are active members of the Wilmington Jehovah’s Witnesses chapter.

“She was the one who threw all the events and family gatherings and she was the hostess with the mostest and she was just beautiful inside and out,” Champaign said.

Relatives and friends came by the family’s home throughout the night consoling each other while word of Rhonda’s death spreads around the community.

13. Jessica Klymchuk

The CBC reported Jessica Klymchuk, 34, was a mother of four who worked at a Catholic school in Valleyview, Alberta, Canada.

The outlet reported students and teachers cried upon hearing about her death.

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley confirmed Klymchuk’s death on Twitter. In a statement, she said “Albertans are shocked, outraged and unspeakably saddened by the horrifying attack.”

14. Adrian Murfitt

Adrian Murfitt

Adrian Murfitt (Credit: Adrian Murfitt)

Commercial fisherman Adrian Murfitt, 35, of Anchorage, Alaska, was among the killed, according to a family member.

Shannon Gothard, his sister, said the family heard from one of Murfitt’s friends who was with him when he died, though they haven’t received official confirmation about his death.

Asked if the family was holding out hope that he made it after all, she said, “No. No.”

Gothard described her brother as a man with a hearty laugh and a former competitive hockey player who still dabbled in the game. “His whole life was always around hockey,” she said.

After graduating from high school, he became a fisherman, picking up odd jobs in the offseason.

He had just come off an extremely successful fishing season when he made the trip to Las Vegas with some good friends, Gothard said.

Her brother “was happy to pay some things off and had made some really good money and decided to go out and celebrate and go to the concert and treat himself to something nice and fun,” she said.

15. Quniton Robbins

Quinton Robbins, 20, was a resident of Henderson, Nevada, and studied at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas where he worked for the city government, AMP 103.7 DFW reported.

The station repoted his aunt, Kilee Wells Sanders, wrote on Facebook: “Everyone who met him, loved him. His contagious laugh and smile. He was truly an amazing person. He will be missed by so many, he is loved by so many. So many awesome talents. I can’t say enough good about this sweet soul.”

16. Jenny Parks

Jenny Parks

Jenny Parks (Courtesy: family friend, via CBS News)

Jenny Parks was a kindergarten teacher for the Lancaster School District in California. Her husband’s uncle, Steven McCarthy, told CBS affiliate KLAS-TV, Las Vegas she was one of the victims.

“She was truly one of the most loving people you could ever hope to meet,” McCarthy told the station. “She always went out of her way to help anybody.”

Jenny Parks’ husband, Bobby Parks, was in surgery Monday night after a bullet inured his arm and finger, McCarthy told KLAS. He said Bobby Parks is aware that his wife has died.

Jenny Parks has two brothers who live in Las Vegas, and she and her husband were visiting them, the station reported.

17. Neysa Tonks

Neysa Tonks

Neysa Tonks (Credit: GoFundMe)

Neysa Tonks, 46, was a Las Vegas resident and a mother of three. Her employer, Technologent, confirmed to KLAS. She leaves behind three sons – Kaden, Braxton and Greysen, the station reported.

“Neysa has brought so much joy, fun and laughter to Technologent — she will be greatly missed by all!” the company was quoted by KLAS.

18. Dorene Anderson

Dorene Anderson, 49, of Alaska, who is identified on her Facebook Page as a stay-at-home mom, was also killed in the shooting, CBS affiliate KTVA-TV, Anchorage reported.

A member of the Alaska Aces organization told the station that Anderson had been a member of the Aces Cowbell Crew and lived in Anchorage.

19. Jack Beaton

Jack Beaton, 54, of Bakersfield, California, was shot and killed as he shielded his wife, Laurie, CBS affiliate KBAK-TV, Bakersfield reported.

Beaton’s father-in-law, Jerry Cook, told the station that Beaton was a kid at heart who loved to drive his truck with his hat on sideways, but also a responsible father who always gave others a hand.

“He put Laurie on the ground and covered her with his body, and he got shot I don’t know how many times,” Cook was quoted by KBAK-TV as he recounted what his daughter told him by phone just after the shooting. “Laurie was saying he was bleeding through the mouth, bleeding profusely, she knew he was dying. He told her he loved her. Laurie could tell he was slipping. She told him she loved him, and she would see him in Heaven.”

20. Victor Link

Victor Link

Victor Link (Via Facebook)

Victor Link, 55, who grew up in Shafter, California and lived in San Clemente, was also among those killed, his sister told KBAK-TV.

“Victor Link savored life and was always so generous. Residing in San Clemente, California, Victor loved to travel and he loved music,” a GoFundMe page said. “He and his fiancée, Lynn Gonzales, had spent months traveling up and down the state for one concert or another. Lynn was treated for shock in the hospital but was not wounded.”

21. Melissa Ramirez

Melissa Ramirez

Melissa Ramirez (via Facebook)

A cousin of Melissa Ramirez, 26, confirmed to KBAK-TV that Ramirez was killed in the Las Vegas shooting. She is a graduate of California State University, Bakersfield, and most recently lived in North Hollywood, KBAK reported.

22. Christopher Roybal

Christopher Roybal

Christopher Roybal (via Facebook)

Christopher Roybal, 28, was described as jovial and fun-loving, despite experiencing intense combat during four tours in the Middle East.

“He is a guy that could always put a smile on your face … after all the stuff he had been through,” said David Harman, who founded a company that owns the Colorado gym where Roybal worked.

Roybal, 28, worked at Crunch Fitness in Corona and Riverside, California, before he moved at the beginning of the year to help open franchises in Colorado Springs.

“He was the guy who if your car broke down in the middle of the night, you could call him and he would come help you,” Harman said. “He is that guy who would find solutions, not report on problems.”

Harman said Roybal served in Afghanistan and was coping with the loss of a friend who was killed by an improvised explosive device. Roybal adopted his friend’s bomb-sniffing dog, Bella, but was devastated when she died of old age.

“That dog saved his life quite a few times,” Harman said.

Roybal mentioned the dog in a July 18 Facebook post that also included a lengthy description of his experience getting shot at in combat.

He ends the post: “What’s it like to be shot at? It’s a nightmare no amount of drugs, no amount of therapy and no amount of drunk talks with your war veteran buddies will ever be able to escape. Cheers boys.”

23. Austin Davis

Austin Davis

Austin Davis (via Facebook)

Austin Davis, 29, of Riverside, California, was confirmed dead by his girlfriend, Aubree Hennigan.

“From Lori and Gary and Stacey and the rest for the family and myself: tonight we lost an amazing man. Austin, my love, I can’t believe this happened. You didn’t deserve this,” Hennigan wrote on Facebook.

Acording to the Press-Enterprise, Davis was attending the concert with this friend Thomas Day Jr. — who was also killed.

Reuters writes that Davis loved softball and singing karaoke to country songs. He leaves behind his parents and his girlfriend, high school sweetheart, according to the Press Enterprise.

24. Lisa Patterson

Lisa Patterson

Lisa Patterson (via CBS Los Angeles)

Lisa Patterson’s wife, Robert Patterson, raced to Las Vegas when he learned she was missing in the chaos of Sunday night’s shooting. She was the mother of his three children, and they were married for more than 30 years.

“I don’t know what to do. That’s why I’m out here so early in the morning because… I’m lost right now,” he told KCBS-TV, CBS2 in Los Angeles early Tuesday.

Patterson, of Lomita, California, was at the concert in Las Vegas with friends when the shooting started. Soon afterward, the call came in that she was missing.

“So Bob and his two oldest kids, Amber and Robert, drove down there to see, you know, to make sense of this madness. He was driving around pretty much all day trying to find her and locate his wife,” said family friend Dennis Kim.

Lisa Patterson had been rushed to the hospital where she died. Kim said she was her husband’s rock and a wonderful mother.

“I mean, she loved her mommy so much that — it’s going to be just devastating,” Bob Patterson said. “I don’t know how she is going to handle it. Even my older kids are just basket cases right now. Like me.”

25. Heather Alvarado

Heather Alvarado

Heather Alvarado (via CBS Los Angeles)

Heather Alvarado, 35, was a recent transplant recipient.

Alvarado was the wife of Cedar City Firefighter Albert Alvarado, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page. She had just moved from Riverside, California to Cedar City, Utah, CBS Los Angeles reported.

The fire department writes that Alvarado “always saw the good in others. She spent her whole life serving others in her family and community. She and Albert loved traveling with their children and went on many trips, cruises and day trips, too many to mention. She was happiest when she was together with her family, especially her children and she would do ANYTHING for them.”

Alvarado ran an in-home day care center in Cedar City, according to the AP, and was a devoted mother, said longtime friend Megan Jackson Gadd.

“She has made huge impacts on those around her with even the smallest gestures,” Jackson Gadd said in a Facebook messenger conversation. “A person like her will never be replaced or forgotten and will be missed dearly every day for the rest of our lives.”

She had taken her family to Las Vegas “to go to a concert and get away” when she lost her life, according to a GoFundMe page.

26. Carrie Barnette

Carrie Barnette

Carrie Barnette (via Facebook)

Carrie Barnette, 34, was identified her sister, Amy Castillo. She had worked at Disneyland for 10 years and had saved for months to make the trip to Las Vegas, Castillo said.

“She’s my best friend and I don’t know how I can live without her,” she said. Barnette was an aunt to two nieces and three nephews.

Robert Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, mourned Castillo on social media. “A senseless, horrific, act, and a terrible loss for so many,” he tweeted. “We mourn a wonderful member of the Disney family: Carrie Barnette. Tragic.”

27. Cameron Robinson

Cameron Robinson

Cameron Robinson (via GoFundMe)

The death of Cameron Robinson was confirmed by his sister, Meghan Ervin.

She told CBS affiliate KUTV that Robinson, 28, was an employee with the city of Las Vegas. She said Robinson attended the festival with his boyfriend, and he had been struck in the neck. His boyfriend took shrapnel to his back but was expected to survive.

Robinson was a records specialist for the city, and his infectious personality made him the heart of the office, Brad Jerbic, the city attorney, said Tuesday. Robinson had moved to southern Utah about a year ago to be with boyfriend Bobby Eardley, and commuted two hours each way to work every day.

“He was just so happy — you could see it in his face,” Jerbic said. “If he was alive, he would say this is the best time of his life.”

The couple was together when Robinson was shot and bled to death, Jerbic said.

“(Eardley) actually held him. He was with him when he died. He tried to stop the bleeding. There was so much chaos,” Jerbic said.

28. Rocio Guillen

Rocio Guillen

Rocio Guillen (via CBS Los Angeles)

Rocio Guillen of Eastvale, California gave birth to her fourth child just six weeks ago, and her family was torn apart by the sudden loss. Even though Guillen was shot, she managed to climb a fence and get out but later died at the hospital, CBS Los Angeles reported.

She leaves behind four children — Marcus, 18; Chris 13; Sophia, 1 1/2; and Austin, 1 month.

“The older of the two youngest — she’s calling mommy today and it just breaks my heart,” said Brent Stowers, her future son-in-law.

Son Chris loved it when his mother watched him play football.

“I’m not going to be able to see her in the crowd again, and that was my last memory, of her cheering me on,” he said.

Family members said Guillen and her fiancé were at the concert in Las Vegas celebrating friend’s birthday.

29. Hannah Ahlers

Hannah Ahlers

Hannah Ahlers (via CNN)

Hannah Ahlers, 34, was a stay-at-home mother of three who lived in Beaumont, California but was originally from Redlands, CNN reported.

Her husband, Brian Ahlers, said she was “shot in head while dancing” with him at the music festival.

Ryan Chiaverini, who was friends with Ahlers, told CNN that she “couldn’t hurt a fly” and “was one of the kindest people I’ve met.”

Hannah Ahlers’ father-in-law, Dave Ahlers, called her a young Mary Tyler Moore and said “she could have “lit the world up with her smile.”

30. Stacee Etcheber

Stacee Etcheber

Stacee Etcheber (via CBS San Francisco)

Stacee Etcheber worked as a hairdresser in of Novato, California, and was attending the festival with her husband, San Francisco Police Officer Vinnie Etcheber.

On Tuesday, Etcheber was being remembered by friends and family as a beloved mother, wife and daughter.

“It’s with a heavy heart and deep sorrow, Stacee Etcheber has passed away,” Al Etcheber, Stacee’s brother-in-law, said in a statement posted early Tuesday morning on Facebook. “Please pray for our family during this difficult time. She leaves behind two adoring beautiful children and an amazing husband. Thank you to everyone for all the support in this past few days.”

In a news conference, Al Etcheber said his sister-in-law was trying to keep others safe when she was killed.

“When the shooting occurred, it was all about helping other people,” he told reporters. “When my brother went out to help other folks and put her in safety and told her to run out of there, she didn’t run out of there. She came back and helped other people as well.”

The SFPD also released a statement saying the department is grieving today after this senseless act of violence.

31. Michelle Vo

Michelle Vo

Michelle Vo (Credit: KLAS-TV)

Michelle Vo, 32, was identified by her employer, the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce, KLAS reports.

The San Francisco Bay area native graduated from San Jose’s Independence High School and attended the University of California, Davis. She had been living in Los Angeles prior to the shooting.

“It is with great sadness that the staff and leadership of the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce mourn the passing of Chamber member, Michelle Vo,” the company said in a statement. “Our hearts go out to Michelle’s friends and family, and to anyone else affected by this heartbreaking tragedy.”

32. Thomas Day Jr.

Thomas Day Jr. moved to the Las Vegas area about three years ago after he raised his family in Corona, California.

A builder, he raised his son in his business and watched as his son became a successful and respected builder in his own right.

33. Denise Burditus

The AP writes that while the sun was still shining Sunday at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Denise Burditus posted a photo on Facebook of herself and her husband standing in front of the stage, smiling broadly.

Later, after news of the massacre spread, a friend asked simply: “Are you two ok–”

Burditus never replied.

MetroNews, a West Virginia-based radio network, reported that Tony Burditus wrote on his Facebook page that his wife was among the victims, according to the AP.

“It saddens me to say that I lost my wife of 32 years, a mother of two, soon to be grandmother of five this evening in the Las Vegas shooting,” Tony Burditus wrote. “Denise passed in my arms. I LOVE YOU BABE.”

Denise Burditus’ Facebook page includes a photo of her and her husband at the same festival last year. Mandalay Bay, the hotel where the gunman opened fire, is shown in the background.

34. Bill Wolfe

Bill Wolfe

Bill Wolfe (Credit: Shippensburg Wrestling)

Bill Wolfe, a Shippensburg University wrestling coach, was among the victims of the Las Vegas shooting, the Shippensburg Police Department said in a statement on Facebook.

A post on the wrestling team’s Facebook page said they were “broken-hearted” by the loss.

Wolfe leaves behind a wife and a son. The AP writes that Wolfe and his wife, Robyn, were celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary in Las Vegas.

35. Kurt Von Tillow

Kurt Von Tillow

Kurt Von Tillow (Credit: Las Vegas United)

Kurt Von Tillow, 55, of Cameron Park, California, was killed while two of his relatives were wounded in the Las Vegas shooting, CBS Sacramento reported.

The news of his death came as a shock and heartbreak for the whole community. They called Von Tillow a great golfer and most patriotic guy they knew.

“It’s very sad what’s going on here, they were just in the wrong place at the wrong time,” said Marcie Peterson, an old friend and neighbor.

Von Tillow was with his wife at the concert and two other family members when he was hit.

“They’re just good Christian people. They both work and wonderful neighbors,” Peterson said.

36. Calla Medig

Calla Medig

Calla Medig (via Facebook)

Calla Medig was a resident of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the CBC reported. Her boss told the outlet that she had taken time off from her job at Moxie’s Restaurant in West Edmonton to attend the Las Vegas concert.

Medig’s boss, Scott Collingwood, told the CBC that he called her right away when news of the shooting broke, but the call went straight to voicemail and other attempts to reach her failed. On Monday, he called her roommate and learned of the tragedy, the CBC reported.

In a Facebook post quoted by the CBC, a former co-worker, Bailey Huebner, called Medig “among the kindest and warm-hearted, beautiful souls I have ever had the pleasure to know.”

A Facebook post by Jasper Royal Canadian Legion Branch 31 said it was lowering its flag:

37. Tara Roe Smith

Tara Roe Smith

Tara Roe Smith (via GoFundMe)

Tara Roe Smith of Okotoks, Alberta, Canada went to Las Vegas and attended the concert with her husband Zach for a weekend getaway, CBS Las Vegas reported.

Roe Smith was the mother of two and an educational assistant with the Foothills School Division in High River, Alberta. She was also a model for Calgary-based Sophia Models, CBS Las Vegas reported.

Roe Smith’s aunt, Val Rodgers, said Roe Smith, a mother of two, died Sunday.

“She was a beautiful soul. She was a wonderful mother and our family is going to miss her dearly,” Rodgers said when contacted at her home in Brandon, Manitoba, on Tuesday.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help her family.

38. Christiana Duarte

Christiana Duarte of Torrance, California, was a 22-year-old a recent Loyola Marymount University graduate and Chapman University law student worked in fan services for the Los Angeles Kings, CBS Los Angeles reported.

“It’s just so tragic that this evil, evil man would do this, would just destroy the life of this beautiful young woman,” said family spokeswoman Danette Myers, a co-worker of Duarte’s father at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. “She would’ve given so much to this world, and now that’s been cut short.”

Duarte was also the sister of Chicago White Sox prospect Mikey Duarte, CBS Chicago reported. Their father, Michael Duarte Sr., is a deputy district attorney in Los Angeles.

The White Sox told the Chicago Tribune that they’ve been in contact with the Duarte family to offer support and any resources.

Ariel Romero, Mikey Duarte’s girlfriend who was with Christiana at the concert, is still in the hospital recovering from her own gunshot wounds, Myers said. A GoFundMe page was created for Ariel.

39. Brian Fraser

Brian Fraser

Brian Fraser (via GoFundMe)

Brian Fraser of La Palma, California was a mortgage sales manager and a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona, CBS affiliate KMFB-TV, San Diego reported.

A GoFundMe page said he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at Cal Poly Pomona, and a loving father, husband and brother.

40. Jordyn Rivera

Jordyn Rivera

Jordyn Rivera (via GoFundMe)

Jordyn Rivera, 21, was a native of La Verne and graduate of Bonita High School. She was attending Cal State San Bernardino, where she was studying health-care management, CBS Los Angeles reported.

“I personally got a chance to know her when we spent time together last summer in London during the summer abroad program. As one of her faculty members noted, we will remember and treasure her for her warmth, optimism, energy, and kindness,” the university’s president, Tomás Morales, said on Facebook.

41. Dana Gardner

Dana Gardner

Dana Gardner (via Facebook)

Dana Gardner, 52, was a deputy recorder-county clerk in San Bernardino, where she had worked since 1991.

She attended the concert with one of her daughters, CBS Los Angeles reported.

42. Candice Bowers

The family of Candice Bowers of Garden Grove, California said she was killed at the concert.

“Candice left this world doing what she loved, dancing to country music among loved ones,” the family said on a GoFundMe page that has been set up for Bowers.

Bowers was the mother of Katie Axford, the manager of the Pacifica High School Mariners football team in Garden Grove, according to the Orange County Register.

43. Michael Anderson

Bianca Acosta said on Facebook that her partner, Michael Anderson, was killed. The Las Vegas couple had a baby boy together.

“I have been crazy in love with this man since I was fifteen. I never felt so much love and adoration. He was everything a woman could want and need in a man,” Acosta wrote.

44. Steve Berger

Steve Berger

Steve Berger (Credit: EFS Advisors)

Steve Berger, 44, of Shorewood, Minnesota, traveled to Las Vegas to celebrate his birthday last week, according to his father, Richard Berger. The elder Berger said he last talked to his son on Saturday.

“He was placing a bet on the Wisconsin-Northwestern game,” Richard Berger told CBS Minnesota from his Wisconsin home.

Around 4 a.m. Monday, Richard Berger said he received a phone call from his son’s friend and former college roommate, telling him that Steve had been shot at the concert, but was lost in the commotion.

“He said that Steve was shot in the back or the front. He wasn’t sure and he fell down, his eyes were closed and he had to leave. They ushered everybody out and he doesn’t know what happened and we have been calling and calling every number on TV and everything else and no one has called back,” said Richard Berger. “Just absolute terror, I just can’t figure … it would be like a stampede with the guns going off.”

Richard Berger and his wife, Mary, have spent the last days searching desperately for their son, calling every number possible to try and find out more information.

“We don’t know if he is injured or dead,” Richard Berger said earlier Tuesday. However, by the afternoon, the family found out the worst. Steve Berger, a father of three, had been killed.

Steve Berger graduated from St. Olaf in 1995, and worked a financial advisor for EFS Advisors in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

45, 46. Denise Cohen And Derrick ‘Bo’ Taylor

The family of Denise Cohen confirmed her death via Facebook, along with that of her boyfriend, Derrick “Bo” Taylor, CBS affiliate KCOY-TV, Santa Barbara reported.

Cohen, of Carpinteria, California, and Taylor, of Oxnard, California, were each the parents of two sons, the station reported.

Taylor was a veteran officer with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, CNN reported. He joined the department around 30 years ago, worked at the Ventura Conservation Camp, and had risen to the rank of lieutenant, CNN reported.

47. Andrea Castilla

Andrea Castilla

Andrea Castilla (via GoFundMe)

Andrea Castilla of Huntington Beach, California, was celebrating her 28th birthday at the Las Vegas concert when she was killed, according to a GoFundMe page. She was holding hands with her sister and watching the band when they heard someone say, “Duck!” and shots being fired, the GoFundMe page said.

Castilla was shot in the head, the page said. Her boyfriend, Derek Miller, her sister, Athena, and Athena’s fiancé, Shane Armstrong, tried to carry her to safety and shielded her wile dodging bullets, the GoFundMe page said.

They got Castilla over a fence and to the highway, and flagged down a driver who took her to the hospital in the back of his truck, the page said. There was confusion with another patient at the hospital, but family members ultimately learned she was pronounced dead upon admittance, the page said.

Castilla’s Facebook page said she attended Cypress College and worked at Sephora, the Orange County Register reported.

48. Nicol Kimura

Nicol Kimura

Nicol Kimura (via GoFundMe)

A friend named Ryan Miller reported on a GoFundMe page that Nicol Kimura of Placentia, California, was killed in the Las Vegas massacre. Miller wrote that they were in a close-knit group of seven at the concert, but scattered after the shooting and were reunited, without Kimura, several hours later.

“Nicol’s heart was bigger than most human beings, her spirit was beautiful, her laugh was infectious, and she just had a way of making every time we gathered an awesome one. She made you jealous of how much she loved life. And if you didn’t know her, you missed out on a better life than the one you have,” Miller wrote.

49. Chris Hazencomb

Chris Hazencomb

Chris Hazencomb (via GoFundMe)

In a GoFundMe page, Brandy Rogers wrote that her friend Chris Hazencomb was killed at the festival while they were there together.

“He was a very kind man that everyone loved dearly. He will be missed by many,” she wrote.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Hazencomb was from Camarillo, California, and had spent his 44th birthday with his mother four days before the Las Vegas concert. He was taken off life support on Monday, his mother, Maryanne Hazencomb, told the newspaper.

50. Carly Kreibaum

Carly Kreibaum

Carly Kreibaum (via Facebook)

The family of Carly Kreibaum, of the small town of Sutherland in O’Brien County, Iowa, learned Tuesday that she had been killed in the attack. She had earlier been reported missing, CBS affiliate KGAN-TV, Cedar Rapids reported.

Kreibaum was originally from Sibley, Iowa and was living in Sutherland with her husband Chris and their two children, KGAN reported.

51. Kelsey Meadows

Kelsey Meadows

Kelsey Meadows (Credit: Taft Union High School District, via KBAK-TV)

Kelsey Meadows, 28, loved children so she returned to her hometown of Taft in eastern California to teach at her alma mater, Taft Union High School, after earning her degree, The Associated Press reported. Meadows was a regular substitute teacher.

“Kelsey was smart, compassionate and kind. She had a sweet spirit and a love for children,” Principal Mary Alice Finn said in a statement.

Meadows’ brother, Brad Meadows, posted on his Facebook page that his sister had not been heard from since going to the music festival in Las Vegas. The California firefighter thanked everyone for helping them try to find her.

“So it is with an absolutely shattered heart that I let everyone know that Kelsey did not survive this tragic event,” Meadows posted Tuesday.

52. Brennan Stewart

Brennan Stewart

Brennan Stewart (via Facebook)

Brennan Stewart was shielding his girlfriend and helping others get to safety when he lost his life, KLAS-TV reported.

In a statement released by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, his sister-in-law, Kelly Stewart, said he wrote country music songs and “rarely missed an opportunity to attend a country concert.”

A video that Stewart took of himself performing the Cole Swindell song “You Should Be Here” has gone viral since his life was taken.

Stewart was an Atlanta Braves and San Francisco 49ers fan and let his family know what they meant to him.

“If country music ever disappeared I feel like I would too,” Stewart once wrote on Facebook. “After a long day of work I go pick up the ‘old geetar’ and strum my stresses away.”

53. Laura Shipp

Laura Shipp

Laura Shipp (via GoFundMe)

Laura Shipp raised her son Corey by herself, then moved to Las Vegas from Thousand Oaks, California, a few years ago to be closer to him. Both were country music fans, and they went to the Route 91 Harvest Festival together, said Laura Shipp’s mother, Joyce Shipp.

They were together until just before a gunman opened fire Sunday night.

“We really don’t know what happened, just that she went to the bathroom and nobody saw her after that,” Joyce Shipp said of her 50-year-old daughter, a dispatcher at an air conditioner company.

After her son, a Marine Corps reservist, spent more than a day trying to find out what had happened to Shipp, he was notified she was dead.

“He’s not doing great,” Joyce Shipp said of her grandson. “He’s just trying to get his arms around all this but he’s surrounded by his friends and family. We don’t want to leave him alone at this time.”

54. Erick Silva

Erick Silva, 21, was working as a private security guard at the music festival when he was killed while trying to help people get out of the venue safely.

His close friend, Martin Adrian Marin Jr., said he was not surprised Silva died helping others. “He would give the shirt off his back to comfort anyone,” Marin said. “He was such a courageous man.”

Marin has saved the last text message Silva sent to him that Sunday morning, before going to work at the festival.

“I want to wish you a lovely and productive day,” Silva texted. “Just know that I am always here.”

Silva would send text messages like that almost daily, Marin said.

“He was always so sweet and generous and caring,” he said. “It was not hard to fall in love with his personality.”

55. Keri Galvan

Keri Galvan

Keri Galvan (via GoFundMe)

Keri Lynn Galvan was at the Route 91 Harvest Festival with her husband, Justin, when she was killed, sister Lindsey Poole said in a statement. Her husband survived.

“She was senselessly murdered … while enjoying a night out with her husband and friends,” Poole wrote.

Galvan, 31, of Thousand Oaks, California, leaves behind children 2, 4 and 10 years old.

Galvan’s days “started and ended with doing everything in her power to be a wonderful mother,” Poole wrote.

56. Carrie Parsons

Carrie Parsons

Carrie Parsons (via Facebook)

Carrie Parsons of Seattle was among those killed at the concert, the Washington Post reported.

CBS affiliate KIRO-TV, Seattle reported Kiro posted about her trip to Las Vegas when she saw country singer Eric Church as a music festival.

She posted a selfie from the show to Facebook on Saturday with the caption “night made,” the paper reported.

The paper reported Kiro was originally from Bainbridge Island, Washington, and her LinkedIn page listed her as a manager for the staffing agency Ajilon in Seattle.

57. Pati Mestas

Pati Mestas

Pati Mestas (via Facebook)

Pati Mestas of Menifee, California, was killed while standing near the festival stage, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

A close friend, Isa Bahu, told the newspaper that Mestas loved country music concerts, and Brooks and Dunn was her favorite act.

Mestas also loved spending time with her grandchildren, Bahu told the newspaper.

58. Brett Schwanbeck

Brett Schwanbeck

Brett Schwanbeck (Credit: Facebook)

Brett Schwanbeck, 61, of Bullhead City, Arizona died Tuesday after suffering a head wound on Sunday, the Las Vegas Review-Journal writes.

Schwanbeck, a retired truck driver, had two sons and a daughter. He had five grandchildren.

“He liked to be where no one else was at. He liked to get lost out in the middle of the woods,” his youngest son Shawn Schwanbeck told the Review-Journal Wednesday. “My dad was the funnest guy in the world to be around.”

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


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