As America marks the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, New York City officials broke ground using science to identify two more victims. A man and a woman — their names kept confidential for family privacy — have been identified through cutting-edge DNA sequencing technology.
This marks a major leap after two decades of inconclusive results. The development also amplifies Mayor Eric Adams’ statement that the city’s mission to reunite the missing with their families is unyielding.
The man was identified using remains found back in 2001, and the woman from remains discovered in 2001, 2006, and 2013. It’s the first identification since last September, underscoring the city’s relentless quest for answers.
As the nation pays homage today, it’s a bittersweet reminder that around 40 percent of those who perished still remain unidentified.