1641st victim of 9/11 attack identified almost 16 years later

World Trade Center Victim Identified Nearly 16 Years After 9/11 Terror Attacks

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A victim of the 9/11 terror attack has been identified in New York City, 16 years after the horrific events which shocked the world. About 1,112 remains of those victims remain unidentified, the medical examiner's office said.

The man's identity was confirmed through DNA retesting.

Few full bodies were found in the aftermath of the attack, making it hard for authorities to identify victims.

Though the name of the male victim has not been released as of yet, he is the 1,641st victim of the attack to be identified through DNA testing, officials said, according to NBC4.


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

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.

However, during this time, DNA technology has advanced alongside the multi-million dollar effort to try and connect 21,900 found pieces of remains to the lives they represent. Investigators started using new, more successful DNA technology earlier this year to identify them. Conceivable stays of more than 20 casualties were recuperated.

The 9/11 airliner attacks killed a total of almost 3,000 people in NY, at the Pentagon and near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

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