Where Is Eddie Justice?

Mina Justice
Mina Justice

Eddie Justice was one of the more than 300 people out having a good time on Saturday night at a local club when a lone terrorist entered the club to commit mass murder.

Eddie is an accountant who lives in a condo in Orlando. His mother says he lives large like the Jeffersons.

An Islamic radical in Orlando might have killed Eddie. He is missing but his texts, which his mother Mina shared with the media, personalize the horror of the attack.

Her 30-year old son texted her at 2:06 Sunday morning.

Eddie Justice
Eddie Justice

“Mommy I love you,” the first message said.

“In club they shooting.”

She tried to call her son but there was no answer.

She texted, asking if he was OK.

He texted back, that he was “Trapp in bathroom”

She asked what club and he responded.

“Pulse. Downtown. Call police.”

“I’m gonna die,” he texted at 2:08.

She called 9-1-1.

She asked if people were hurt and he texted, “Lots”.



Texts went back and forth in a flurry.

At 2:49 a.m., she told him the police were there and to let her know when he saw them.

“Hurry,” he wrote. “He’s in the bathroom with us.”

She asked, “Is the man in the bathroom wit u?”

At 2:50 a.m.: “He’s a terror.”

Then, a final text from her son a minute later: “Yes.”

Eddie is now missing. Pray for a miracle.


Update: June 13: As some who commented noted, Eddie Justice is among the casualties. So is a young man named Christopher who also texted his mother. Then there are the other 47 innocent people. No mother should lose her 30-year old son, certainly not to a terrorist. I am so sorry Mina. Rest in peace Eddie, Christopher and all the victims.


  1. I understand it taking a loooonger time to identify those taken to area hospitals …… but the dead why so long?

    • Because they won’t release names until all of the next of kin have been notified… so that families don’t have to find out from a news story.

    • Just guessing, but they probably need to ID them (whether they died at the hosp or at the scene). Even if they were conscious to give their name before dying, they still need to find out WHICH John Doe this person is, find their next of kin to call to come in and ID them, maybe get permission from parents/guardians if the person is a minor (no idea) or possibly even if they’re an adult (again, no idea)…

      And do this with 50-odd people from the same incident, plus any other incident brought to that hospital…

      Only on TV, will you find a stranger that no one knows except some random main character who’s like, “HEY! That’s my 15 year old son’s friend’s former third grade teacher!” 😛

      There’s also probably a process for clearance for something like this – especially when initially suspected to have terrorist intentions.

  2. this bright tears to my eyes… my heart goes out to all those effected, especially the Justice Family….its heartbreaking. God Bless Eddie Justice xx

  3. Eddie is in heaven amongst the stars where he will shine and no one can take that away or turn the lights off.

  4. Eddie will live in peace in heaven yet everybody is still sad especially me R.I.P Eddie Justice R.I.P

  5. Thanks for being a great friend man I’m still crying over this mess. I was suppose to be at pusle that night but I ended up changing my mind at the last night min

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