City To Resume Search For Human Remains In Twin Towers’ Debris

Originally posted on CBS New York:

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The grim and sad search for human remains in the debris from the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks resumes Monday.

A total of 2,753 men and women were killed when terrorists destroyed the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. But all this time later, only 1,634, or about six in 10, have been identified.

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As CBS 2’s Dave Carlin reported, the unfinished business has the city starting a new, extended round of sifting and testing.

“At least they are trying,” said Monica Iken, whose husband, Michael, was killed in the attacks. His remains have never been located.

Iken is glad the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office has decided to make good on its promise to check 590 cubic yards of debris collected from construction sites in Lower Nanhattan.

This material was hauled to Staten Island, 60…

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