After 22 years since the tragic September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, American authorities have made a startling discovery: they have successfully identified two victims, thanks to advancements in DNA technology.
These two individuals, a man and a woman, were among the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives when two hijacked planes crashed into the Twin Towers in Lower Manhattan. However, their identities are being withheld out of respect for their grieving families.
The painstaking effort to identify the victims of the 9/11 attacks has been ongoing for more than two decades. The most recent successful identification occurred in 2021, with a previous one in 2019. Nevertheless, there are still over 1,000 victims whose remains remain unidentified.
“Shocking Discovery: Two 9/11 Victims Identified After 22 Years”
These remains are currently housed at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, situated at the site where the Twin Towers once stood. The challenges in identifying these victims stem from the small size of bone fragments and the limitations of earlier DNA technology.
However, recent advancements in DNA technology have opened up new possibilities for working with and identifying even the tiniest bone fragments. Over the course of 22 years, authorities have successfully identified the remains of 1,649 individuals from the rubble.
Despite the passage of time, the commitment to honoring the memory of the 9/11 victims and providing closure to their families remains undiminished. The ongoing efforts in DNA analysis continue to bring a sense of closure and recognition to those who lost their lives on that fateful day.