Man identified in retesting of WTC remains

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities retesting human remains recovered from the World Trade Center site have identified those of a 55-year-old man.

A spokeswoman for the New York City medical examiner's office said Wednesday the man's name won't be released at his family's request.

Some 2,750 people died at the World Trade Center in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Wednesday's announcement brings the number of identified victims up to 1,635.

The identification was made from remains collected before May 2002. The last time a person was identified from the original remains recovered at the site was in October.

Recently authorities have been sifting through about 60 truckloads of debris unearthed by construction crews working on the new World Trade Center tower in recent years. That process began earlier this month and has recovered more than 20 potential human remains.

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