More 9/11 Human Remains Found At Ground Zero

Prior to the just-completed sifting operation, 1773 remains had been located since 2006, when an earlier sifting operation that lasted nearly two years was initiated after the discovery by demolition workers of bones atop the roof of a Deutsche Bank building that stood near the site of the South Tower. Twenty-five new victim IDs were made as a result. A DNA identification technique called SNPS, which relies on single nucleotide polymorphisms, or SNPs, was used for the first time in forensic analysis.

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The debris sifted in the current operation came from excavations over the past two years from the following areas in and around Ground Zero including: N.Y. State Route 9A (West Street), Haul Road, Cedar Street, Washington Street, Vesey Street, the rooftop of Fiterman Hall and various subterranean structures, according to a memo written to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg by Deputy Mayor for Operations Edward Skyler on Jan. 28.

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