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Sept. 11 Remains Retested With DNA Technology Identified

NEW YORK (AP) _ The city has identified another Sept. 11 victim from remains that have been retested with new DNA technology during the past year.

Nine victims whose remains had not been identified from the thousands recovered after the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center have been positively identified in the past two months, the city medical examiner's office said.

The city called family members of the latest identified victim on Wednesday, office spokeswoman Ellen Borakove said. The victim's name wasn't released.

The victims recently identified include a city firefighter, an Australian passenger of the plane that crashed into the north tower and a woman who was working in the north tower on floors near the point of the crash.

New technology that created stronger DNA profiles from bone fragments helped identify the new victims and hundreds of bone fragments of previously identified victims, the medical examiner's office said. An ongoing search in and around the World Trade Center site, in lower Manhattan, has recovered new human remains nearly every day since last October.

The remains of more than 1,100 of the 2,749 victims who died in New York have never been identified.
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