Two 9/11 victims finally identified days before 20th anniversary of terror attack

Dorothy Morgan was named as the 1,646th person to be identified thanks to developments in DNA technology which showed a match to the 47-year-old’s old toothbrush

Dorothy Morgan worked for an insurance company in one of the towers

Two 9/11 victims have finally been identified days before the 20th anniversary of the New York attack.

Dorothy Morgan was named as the 1,646th person to be identified thanks to developments in DNA technology which showed a match to the 47-year-old’s old toothbrush.

A man was also identified, but his name will not be made public at the request of his family.

Both victims were identified via DNA analysis of unidentified remains recovered from the disaster.

Chief Medical Examiner of the City of New York, Dr Barbara A.Sampson, said: “Twenty years ago, we made a promise to the families of World Trade Center victims to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes to identify their loved ones, and with these two new identifications, we continue to fulfil that sacred obligation.








Dorothy Morgan, of Hempstead, is the 1,646th person to be identified
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“No matter how much time passes since September 11, 2001, we will never forget, and we pledge to use all the tools at our disposal to make sure all those who were lost can be reunited with their families.”

Dorothy Morgan worked for an insurance company in one of the towers.

Her daughter, Nikiah, spoke to her mum just 10 minutes before the attacks began.



Nikiah described trying to call her mother back after learning of the news – but was continually meant with a busy dial tone.

Now, as the world prepares to mark 20 years since 3,000 people lost their lives on the morning of 9/11 – Nikiah has been notified her mother’s remains have finally been identified via a DNA match to her old toothbrush.

Now, as the world prepares to mark 20 years since 3,000 people lost their lives on the morning of 9/11 – Nikiah has been notified her mother’s remains have finally been identified via a DNA match to her old toothbrush.








Nikiah described trying to call her mother back after learning of the news – but was continually meant with a busy dial tone
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40% of 9/11 victims remain unidentified
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Nikiah Morgan said: “Shocking, I didn’t expect it after all this time,”

The identification of the unnamed man was confirmed via remains recovered in 2001, 2002, and 2006.

Both identifications are the first new identifications of World Trade Center victims since October 2019 – with 40% of those who died still unidentified.

The effort to identify victims of the World Trade Center disaster is the largest and most complex forensic investigation in the history of the United States.

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