In Orlando, a grieving father remembers his happy daughter as happy all the time

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Mercedez Flores' most recent social media post was this beautiful photo of herself.



By Ernie Suggs

ORLANDO – Throughout the humid morning, mourners, friends and most importantly, family members breezed into the senior center that had been set up for them to receive information.

Mercedez Flores' most recent social media post was this beautiful photo of herself.

Mercedez Flores’ most recent social media post was this beautiful photo of herself.

With each exit of a car, the families were besieged by the swarming media. Cesar Flores stopped briefly to talk about his daughter, Mercedez, whom he said died with a friend.

Mercedez Marisol Flores, who was 26, worked at Target and studied at Valencia Community College, according her social media profile.

“She was just a happy girl all of the time,” her dad said said, before breaking down. He’d last seen her a few days ago when she brought him something to eat. “She was my daughter.”


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