9/11 victim’s remains recovered in 2013 have been identified nearly 18 years later via DNA testing

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Authorities have identified the remains of a 9/11 victim found at the site of the World Trade Center.

The New York City medical examiners’ office on Monday said the man is the 1,643rd person to be identified nearly 18 years after hijackers crashed airplanes into the Twin Towers in 2001.

The victim’s name, which is being withheld, was confirmed through DNA testing of remains recovered in 2013.

It’s the first new identification of a World Trade Center victim since July 2018.

The medical examiner says about 40 percent of the 2,753 people reported missing in the tragedy have never been identified. 

The remains of 9/11 victims are stored in a repository at the World Trade Center memorial site in Manhattan.

A repository for the remains of 9/11 victims under the jurisdiction of the Office of Chief Medical Examiner of the City of New York (OCME) is located at bedrock at the World Trade Center site, according to the memorial’s web page.

The remains are kept in an area separate from 9/11 Memorial Museum and are only accessible by OCME staff.

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