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September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack/Missing Persons

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World Trade Center

The number of missing and presumed dead from New York City, as of August 2002, is 2812. 1058 bodies had been identified. This total includes the 127 people on the two aircraft (and does not include the 10 hijackers). (See Timeline of WTC Missing). UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said nationals from 62 countries were among the missing (foreign casualties). 1058 sets of remains have been recovered and identified; 155 of which are the remains of the 343 firefighters lost. DNA identification has been employed to identify many of the victims. Rudy Giuliani, mayor of New York at the time of the attack, urged relatives of the missing to provide DNA samples if possible, to assist in the identification of others.

In August 2002, there were only 90 people classified as missing; that is, their remains had not been identified and no family members had requested a death certificate. That number went down to 89 when George V. Sims[?], 46, was found as a patient in a health-care facility in Newark. He was one of seven people who was found following the August 19 release of an official list of victims.

The listing of victims is consolidated at City of New York casualties.


There are six people who remain missing and unaccounted.

As a result of the attack, 125 people were killed or remain unaccounted, not including the 64 passengers on the plane. One person died as a result of wounds; 118 remains have been recovered and identified.

If somebody you know is missing, you should file a missing person report with the American Red Cross, or call Missing Persons Hotline at (866) 856-4167.

See also Survivors and Casualties. September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack - Full Timeline
In Memoriam - Casualties - Missing Persons - Survivors - Personal experiences
Donations - Assistance - Closings and Cancellations - Memorials and Services
US Governmental Response - Responsibility - Hijackers - Political effects - Economic effects

See also: "War on Terrorism" -- U.S. invasion of Afghanistan -- 2001 anthrax attack -- World Trade Center -- The Pentagon -- New York City -- Washington, D.C. -- AA Flight 11 -- UA Flight 75 -- AA Flight 77 -- UA Flight 93 -- U.S. Department of Defense -- terrorism -- domestic terrorism -- Osama bin Laden -- Taliban -- Islamism -- Afghanistan -- collective trauma -- September 11

External Links

References SQUAD 1: Amid Grief for Buddies, Unit Mourns Its Own End, New York Times, 9/25/2001 (http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/25/nyregion/25SQUA)
THE TALLY: Giuliani Reports Sharp Increase in the Number of Those Listed as Missing, New York Times, 9/21/2001 (http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/21/nyregion/21YORK)
THE TRADE CENTER: The Evacuation That Kept a Horrible Toll From Climbing Higher, New York Times, 9/21/2001 (http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/21/nyregion/21EVAC)
THE VICTIMS: A Peek at the Smiles, Touch And Hearts of Those Missed, New York Times, 9/17/2001 (http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/17/nyregion/17MISS) 16 profiles, 9 confirmed dead
THE HIDDEN VICTIMS: Those at Towers' Margin Elude List of Missing, New York Times, 9/17/2001 (http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/17/nyregion/17IMMI) Names added
THE HEROES: At 8:48, Two 'Normal Guys' Are Transformed, New York Times, 9/16/2001 (http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/16/nyregion/16HERO) Story of Harry Ramos (missing) and John Paul DeVito (survivor)
THE NAMES: Snapshots of Their Lives With Family and at Work, New York Times, 9/15/2001 (http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/15/nyregion/15MISS) Stories of 20 missing people, facts of which have been incorporated
Defenselink missing: defense agency employees (http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Sep2001/b09142001_bt427-01) Army personnel (http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Sep2001/b09142001_bt428-01) Navy personnel (http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Sep2001/b09132001_bt423-01)

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