Father identifies unknown concertgoer who was among Astroworld Festival victims

21-year-old Axel Acosta has been identified

The father of an unknown concertgoer who attended Friday night’s Astroworld Festival at NRG Park has identified one of the victims as his son.

Axel Acosta, of Washington, was identified by Edgar Acosta, his father. He told KPRC 2 that when he saw a photo from the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, he immediately knew it was Axel.

Medical examiners have not positively identified the body of Axel as of Sunday.

Acosta told KPRC 2 that Axel had traveled to Houston with a group of friends to attend Astroworld Festival. Once he is positively identified, Edgar Acosta said authorities will plan to transfer his body back to Washington.

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