Ellen Borakove

2 new victims' IDs from 9/11 remains

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070402/ap_on_re_us/attacks_remains_1

Published: Monday, April 2, 2007

2 new victims' IDs from 9/11 remains

By AMY WESTFELDT, Associated Press Writer

The city said Monday it has positively identified two more Sept. 11 victims from thousands of unidentified human remains that have been retested in recent months.

The new identifications were made in the past week, said Ellen Borakove, spokeswoman for Dr. Charles Hirsch, the chief medical examiner. The identified remains are from the "initial recovery effort" of victims' remains in the first year after the 2001 terrorist attacks, not from a renewed search at ground zero, she said.

Borakove would not say how many remains were identified or exactly when and where they were recovered. The names of the newly identified victims also were not released.

The city has been storing more than 10,000 unidentified human remains, including more than 1,200 found since 2005.