Victim's Remains Identified Some 16 Years Later

1641st person killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11 has been identified

1641st person killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11 has been identified

The remains of a male victim of the 9/11 terrorist attack in New York City have been identified.

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The man, who was killed at the World Trade Center, is the first victim of the attacks to have been identified since March 2015.

The 1,641st person killed during the World Trade Center terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, was identified on Monday, almost 16 years later, the New York City Medical Examiner's Office announced. About 1,112 remains of those victims remain unidentified, the medical examiner's office said.

His distinguishing proof was affirmed through DNA retesting.

Medical examiners have recently been using a process that involves pulverising the fragments to extract DNA, and comparing it to a collection of genetic material collected from victims and their relatives. This was due to the effects of the heat, bacteria and chemicals such as jet fuel - which made it all that more hard to identify victims.

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It has been 16 years since 2,753 people were killed when the twin towers were destroyed, and more than two years since the last victim among them was positively identified.

In 2013, authorities sifted through truckloads of debris unearthed by construction crews working on the rebuilding.

New, more delicate DNA innovation was sent not long ago and helped make the most recent recognizable proof after prior testing created no outcomes, the restorative analyst's office said.

In some cases, scientists have gone back to the same bone fragment 10 or more times, hoping new technology will provide answers. Hardly any full bodies were recouped after the goliath towers consumed and fallen, and the impacts of warmth, microbes and chemicals, for example, stream fuel made it all the more hard to examine the remaining parts.

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