New York. The New York Medical Examiner’s Office announced Tuesday that it has identified two new victims of the 9/11 attacks, just days after the 20th anniversary of the terrorist 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.
Since October 2019, New York officials have not announced new identities, made possible through DNA analysis of remains recovered from the scene of an incident that claimed the lives of 2,753 people on September 11, 2001, on occasion Is.
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. New York City Chief Medical Examiner Barbara Sampson said in a statement.
He said, “No matter how much time has passed 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 our To reconnect with families.”
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.