FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. – Officials at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport say they have returned to their rightful owners, about 90 percent of the luggage and other items left in the lurch by travelers during the last week of the recording.
A Broward County news release said Friday that the remaining items are photographed and posted on a website for passenger identification. It is expected to start Wednesday.
Esteban Santiago is accused of fatally shooting five passengers and wounding six others at the airport baggage claim area Jan. 6. The 26-year-old Iraq war veteran, remains jailed without bond on federal charges.
Thousands of travelers were forced to leave their goods behind as they evacuated the airport.