New York The New York Medical Examiner’s Office announced Tuesday that it had identified two new victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, just days before the 20th anniversary of the attack.
Dorothy Morgan, from the town of Hampstead, east of New York City, is the victim number 1,646 who has been identified, while 1,647 is a man whose identity has not been disclosed at the request of her relatives.
New York officials have not announced the new identity since October 2019, this time They have been made possible through the DNA analysis of remains recovered from the scene of the incident that claimed the lives of 2,753 people on September 11, 2001.
More than 1,100 victims or 40% of the dead are yet to be formally identified.
“Twenty years ago we promised the families of the World Trade Center that we would take as long as it took to identify our loved ones, and with these two new identities, we will continue to fulfill that sacred obligation,” he said. In a statement from the Chief Medical Examiner of New York City, Barbara Sampson.
“No matter what happened since September 11, 2001, we will never forget it, and we are committed to using all the tools at our disposal to ensure that what we have lost is reunited with our families.” can meet.”added.
The attempt to identify a 9/11 victim is the largest and most complex forensic investigation in American history.
Recently, the Office of the Medical Examiner has adopted next-generation DNA sequencing (NGS) technology, which has also been used in the identification of US military remains.