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Another ID made from 9/11 remains

November 17, 2007|From the Associated Press

NEW YORK — A second Sept. 11 victim has been identified from human remains found underneath a service road at the World Trade Center site, officials said Friday.

More than 400 human bone pieces have been recovered from beneath the service road that carried cleanup and construction trucks in and out of the site after the 2001 terrorist attacks.

The search at the spot began in October 2006 when utility workers found more than 80 bones in a manhole in the service road. Searchers have since moved to other manholes, underneath a highway and onto nearby rooftops.

The city identified the first victim from remains found in the road in July, along with a victim identified from remains found in a skyscraper near ground zero.

The family had not authorized the release of the name of the latest victim, the city medical examiner's office said.

More than 1,800 of the 21,000 body parts recovered from ground zero have been found in the last two years in and around the trade center site. Still, more than 40% of the 2,749 people killed at the site have not been identified.

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