Ten Years Later, World Trade Center Remains Still Being Identified

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A fireman walks amongst the rubble and the smoldering wreckage of the World Trade Center 11 October 2001 in New York.  An interfaith ceremony was held at ground zero in conjunction with the one month anniversary of the attacks, marked by the short prayer service and a moment of silence at 8:48am.   AFP Photo/POOL/Gary Friedman (Photo credit should read GARY FRIEDMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A fireman walks amongst the rubble and the smoldering wreckage of the World Trade Center 11 October 2001 in New York. An interfaith ceremony was held at ground zero in conjunction with the one month anniversary of the attacks, marked by the short prayer service and a moment of silence at 8:48am. AFP Photo/POOL/Gary Friedman (Photo credit should read GARY FRIEDMAN/AFP/Getty Images) Photo: GARY FRIEDMAN/2011 AFP

Just weeks before the tenth anniversary of 9/11, the city's medical examiners have used DNA to identify the remains of Ernest James, who was one of the over 350 employees and consultants of the Marsh & McLennan insurance brokerage firm to perish in the North Tower. A total of 2,753 people died at the World Trade Center, but the remains of only 1,629 victims have ever been identified. [NYDN, City Room/NYT]