Note Thrown From Twin Towers Devastates Family a Decade Later

A lone American flag flies among debris in a graveyard in lower Manhattan near the wreckage of the World Trade Center September 13, 2001 in New York City. Rescue efforts continued two days after two airplanes slammed into the twin towers in an alleged terrorist attack, levelling them. Photo: Mario Tama

The family of Randy Scott always believed that he had died instantly when a hijacked plane hit Two World Trade Center, a thought which gave them some comfort. Ten years later, a note that had been tossed out of the tower on the morning of 9/11 — "84th floor West Office 12 people trapped" — was finally linked back to Scott through his handwriting and a blood stain. "It just changes everything," Scott's widow says.