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39 Bones Found in Ground Zero Search for 9/11 Remains
MyFox ^ | January 11, 2007 | Staff

Posted on 01/11/2007 10:08:50 PM PST by DaveLoneRanger

Forensic anthropologists on Thursday recovered 39 bones found in a road being dug up at ground zero in the 3-month-old search for still-buried human remains of Sept. 11 victims.

The recovery -- made in a Brooklyn facility where anthropologists are hand-searching debris -- was the largest in a day since Oct. 19, when utility workers came across about 80 bones in a long-abandoned manhole at the site.

City officials are digging up the road, which had carried construction trucks in and out of the lower Manhattan site since it was rebuilt in the spring of 2002, and plan to search the land where a destroyed church sat and hundreds of manholes surrounding the site for human remains that could be underground.

The original nine-month cleanup of the destroyed twin towers yielded more than 20,000 human remains of the nearly 3,000 victims of the terrorist attack. Since September 2005, over 1,000 more have been found on a vacant skyscraper across from the site and in the service road on the western edge of the site. None has been identified.

The latest findings are coming from the landfill that made up the road, where city officials also have reported finding computer parts, electrical wires and steel that appears to be trade center debris. Officials involved in the initial cleanup of the 16-acre site have said that pieces of steel could have pierced the ground when they fell off the towers, creating fissures where remains or debris could get in.

The city plans to spend $30 million on the latest search, which is expected to take a year.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 911; september11; wtc

1 posted on 01/11/2007 10:08:52 PM PST by DaveLoneRanger
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Isn't 30 million $ a little too much to find a couple more bone fragments? just have the whole site blessed by a priest and that should cover it.


2 posted on 01/11/2007 10:17:08 PM PST by Cinnamon
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To: Cinnamon
> Isn't 30 million $ a little too much to find a couple more bone fragments? just have the whole site blessed by a priest and that should cover it.

I wasn't one of those who lost a loved one in the attack and never have had a single shred or remnant to bring closure to the pain and loss, but I'll bet if I was, and that search brought me that one piece of my darling to let me know what happened to her, I'd consider it worthwhile.

We spend MUCH more than $30M every day on projects that don't bring anyone any good. I see the logic of your argument, but it's hard to dismiss the sentiment.

3 posted on 01/11/2007 10:36:06 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

None has been identified? Can they do DNA on bone fragments? How much would that cost?


4 posted on 01/11/2007 10:50:31 PM PST by Jrabbit
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To: Jrabbit; Cinnamon
it's hard to dismiss the sentiment.

Life is for the living; harbor the memories and create anew. There's another 'tomb' at Pearl Harbor....

Similar occurrence - surprise attack - and 1400 known victims are still there tho' certainly fragments have long since gone.

I have to think that the dead would want the living to carry on.... I know I would.

Bless and seal...move forward.

5 posted on 01/11/2007 11:07:34 PM PST by GoldCountryRedneck ("Idiocy - Never under estimate the power of stupid people in large numbers" - despair.com)
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To: GoldCountryRedneck

"Let the dead take care of there own".


6 posted on 01/11/2007 11:11:21 PM PST by geopyg (Don't wish for peace, pray for Victory.)
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To: Jrabbit
They might be able to run DNA. One good thing to come out of Sept. 11th was a massive surge in DNA identification technology.

My former boss lost his brother on Sept. 11th and to this day, nothing of him has ever been found. However, I doubt anything ever will. He was on the floor that was hit by N334AA and considering the length of the fire that burned on that floor, I doubt any remains of those on that floor will ever be found.

7 posted on 01/11/2007 11:16:58 PM PST by COEXERJ145 (Bush Derangement Syndrome Has Reached Pandemic Levels on Free Republic.)
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