(TheRedWire.com) – It’s been 20 years since America endured its worst terrorist attack in history. On September 20, 2001, over 3,000 Americans lost their lives. Each loss was tragic. Some were heroic. None will be forgotten. America continues to hold to the promise made to the families of victims who are still not identified from the attack on the World Trade Center in New York City, where an estimated 2,753 lives were lost.
For the first time in two years, more victims have been identified thanks to new technology. https://t.co/zJO3k8Fuj6
— Rocky Mountain PBS (@rmpbs) September 8, 2021
For the first time in two years, forensic investigators identified two victims’ remains. Dorothy Morgan of Hempstead, N.Y., was the 1,646th person to be identified using DNA analysis of bone fragments as small as a peanut. The 1,647th person’s family asked for the name of the man who died to remain withheld.
Researcher’s determined Morgan’s identity through her remains, discovered in 2001. The identity of the man came from remains found in 2001, 2002, and 2006. There are currently over 22,000 bone fragments that have been analyzed and re-tested from the site. Sadly, two decades later, there are over 1,1000 victims still unidentified. That’s approximately 40% of those who perished on that solemn day.
The New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner says the push to identify the fallen World Trade Center towers victims is the most extensive and most complicated forensic investigation in US history.
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