DNA Links World Trade Center Remains To Australian Man

Tuesday, April 10th 2007, 9:00 pm
By: News On 6

NEW YORK (AP) _ DNA analysis has identified the remains of an Australian man who was killed in the World Trade Center terrorist attack, the medical examiner's office said Tuesday.

Alberto Dominguez, 66, a baggage handler for Qantas Airways in Sydney for 21 years, was visiting family in the United States with his wife when the attacks occurred on Sept. 11, 2001.

He was on American Airlines Flight 11 from Boston to Los Angeles, which was flown into the Trade Center's north tower. His wife, Martha, had stayed behind in Boston to care for her ailing sister.

The remains had been found during the initial recovery effort after the attack. ``We've been retesting material and this is from that effort,'' said Ellen Borakove, spokeswoman for the medical examiner.

It was the sixth identification the office had made in the past week, but the only one for which the family allowed the name to be released.

Dominguez was one of 10 Australians killed in the attacks.

About 10,000 remains have been recovered, including more than 1,200 in the past 18 months in and around the lower Manhattan trade center site.

The medical examiner's office said earlier this month that approximately 1,100 victims still do not have identifiable remains.