Reporting from CNN, Thursday (16/7/2018), New York medical team managed to identify the body as Scott Michael Johnson.
He is a 26-year-old man who works in a banking investment company in the World Trade Center building.
Johnson became the 1,642th victim identified in the 9/11 terror, a tragedy that left nearly 3,000 people dead.
Head of Medical Examiner, Barbara Sampson, said Johnson’s body could be identified thanks to using the latest DNA test technology.
“In 2001, we made a commitment to the families of the victims that we will do whatever is necessary to identify their loved ones,” he said. “This identification is the result of the tireless dedication of our staff to the mission that continues to this day,” he added.
The Office of the Medical Examiner received about 20,000 remains of the corpse, most of which are no longer intact. Sampson stated, there are still more than 1,100 bodies that have not been identified.
In the 9/11 attacks, 19 people hijacked four US commercial aircraft and crashed them into the cities of New York, Washington, and Shanksville in Pennsylvania.
A total of 2,997 people were killed in the incident. Most residual bodies are hard to identify because of exposure to the heat and chemical effects of aircraft fuel. However, the latest DNA test system will help test samples whose quality has decreased.