A 9/11 Victim Has Been Identified 16 Years After the Attacks

Brandon Parsons
August 9, 2017

More than 1,000 families are still waiting for their loved ones' remains to be positively identified from the September 11 terror attack on the World Trade Center.

Only about 60 percent of the 2,753 World Trade Center victims have been formally identified, according to the agency.

16 years later, medical examiners have confirmed the findings of a man who was killed at the World Trade Center.


The medicinal inspector's office has been retesting human stays recouped amid the first recuperation at ground zero, gathered before May 2002.

As DNA testing propelled, so has the multimillion-dollar push to interface more than 21,900 bits of stays to singular casualties.

Forensic experts have said over the years that more identifications are expected as DNA technology evolves, although the pace has been slow. Most of the DNA profiles generated belong to previously identified victims.

In 2013, authorities sifted through truckloads of debris unearthed by construction crews working on the rebuilding. The remains were very hard to analyse as they were affected by extreme factors such as heat from the jet fuel, and the chemicals involved in the resulting explosion and collapse of the buildings.

In some cases, scientists have re-examined the same bone fragment 10 or more times - hopeful that advancements in technology will provide answers.

Almost 3,000 people were killed in the depraved 9/11 attacks in which brainwashed jihadists crashed hijacked airliners into buildings.

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