He told reporters he is speaking with city officials and families of the victims to discuss future plans at the location.
Crews recovered four additional bodies in the rubble Monday, bringing the total number of victims to 94.
So far 83 people have been identified, with 80 of their families having been notified, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said during the briefing. Nine more people were identified Monday, the mayor said. Twenty two people remain unaccounted for, Levine Cava said.
“Her husband, Mike, and family again thank everyone who prayed for Cassie over the past two weeks and reiterated their eternal gratitude to the rescue workers whose courage and determination was unmatched,” a statement from her husband’s law firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck said Monday.
The report added: “She told him she saw a sinkhole, where the pool out her window used to be. Then the line went dead.”
Entire family lost
He became emotional talking about his 7-year-old niece, Stella, who had been the light of her mother Graciela’s and her grandparents’ lives. Taking after her artistic family, Stella had already begun painting, he told CNN.
Marcello Cattarossi said his parents, 89-year-old Gino and Graciela, 86, met in New York nearly 70 years ago. The anchors of his family, they were what he described as “adventurous” and “fearless.”
Cattarossi said his father was a civil engineer, who had immigrated from Argentina, eventually moving the family to Miami in the late ’80s.
His mother kept the house filled with art and books and spoke multiple languages, he said. “[My mother] could do a perfect drawing,” Cattarossi said.
His sister, Andrea Cattarossi, 56, was an architect and a genius, he said.
She was visiting her parents and youngest sister when the building collapsed. Andrea Cattarossi leaves behind three sons in Argentina.
He recalled one time the family was waiting for Graciela to show up for dinner. “Nobody knows where she was. And then we will get a phone call. And then she was like, ‘Oh no, I just landed in Greece. And I’m here for taking pictures. And I’ll see you guys next week.'”
Cattarossi said despite his loss, “My family was fantastic and it’s still going to be fantastic.”
CNN’s Tina Burnside, Kevin Conlon, Jason Morris, and Joe Sutton contributed to this report.