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They Identify 17 Years Later a Victim of the Attacks of September 11

Scott Michael Johnson, a financial analyst who was 26 years old at the time of his death, is the 1,642nd victim to be identified after the worst terrorist attack in the history of the United States.

The attack on the twin towers is considered the worst terrorist attack in the history of the United States.

The New York Forensic Office announced today that it has identified another victim of the attacks of September 11, 2001, almost 17 years after the Twin Towers collapsed.

Scott Michael Johnson, a financial analyst who was 26 years old at the time of his death, is the 1,642nd victim to be identified after the worst terrorist attack in the history of the United States.

According to the assistant director of the forensic biology of the Office, Mark Desire, to the newspaper The New York Times, up to six times, they had tried to identify the remains of the victim, but the specialists could not extract enough DNA.

Scott worked for Keefe, Bruyette, & Woods on the 89th floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center and was survived by his parents and two brothers. His father belongs to the board of the National Museum in Memory of September 11, the newspaper picks up.

Desire said that improvements in techniques to extract and identify DNA samples have allowed naming the bone that was recovered from the young man, almost a year after the last identification of a victim, in August of 2017.

The chief medical examiner, Barbara Sampson, told NBC that Scott’s identification is the result of “tireless dedication”: “In 2001, we committed ourselves to the families of the victims to do whatever it took, as long as it was necessary, to identify your loved ones. ”

Nearly 3,000 people were killed in the attacks orchestrated by the terrorist organization Al Qaeda at the World Trade Center in New York, at the Pentagon and near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and some 1,100 people still remain to be identified.

 

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