A tower lays in ruins at the Space development after it collapsed late Saturday in Medellin, Colombia. The body of a university student was pulled from the ruins on Tuesday.
A tower lays in ruins at the Space development after it collapsed late Saturday in Medellin, Colombia. The body of a university student was pulled from the ruins on Tuesday.

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s chief prosecutor says his office is investigating the manager of the company that was building a tower that collapsed in the city of Medellin over the weekend, killing at least one person and leaving another 10 missing.

Eduardo Montealegre told a Thursday news conference that those found responsible for problems with the building’s construction could face manslaughter charges carrying a minimum of two years in prison. He says those being questioned include the manager of the construction company Lerida CDO.

Soldiers walk past the remains of a 22-story building that imploded, in Medellin, Colombia, Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. Heavy rains and fears an adjacent building could fall have forced a halt in the search for 11 people trapped
Soldiers walk past the remains of a 22-story building that imploded, in Medellin, Colombia, Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. Heavy rains and fears an adjacent building could fall have forced a halt in the search for 11 people trapped.

Workers on Tuesday recovered the body of a 23-year-old student. Nine workers and a security guard were missing after entering the building to inspect a crack in a column before it collapsed Saturday night.

The 22-story tower was partially inhabited and in its final phase of construction.