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September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack/Timeline World Trade Center missing

Timelines of Missing Persons

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Timeline of official missing, recovered, and identified victims

  Date   missing recovered identified
Sept. 15  4972   over 150      92
Sept. 16
Sept. 17  5422        201     135
Sept. 18              218     152
Sept. 19
Sept. 20  6333*
Sept. 21
Sept. 22
Sept. 23  6453        261     194
Sept. 24              276     206
Sept. 25              279     209
Sept. 26  6347        300     232
Sept. 27  5960        305     238
Sept. 28              306
Sept. 29  5641        309     248
Sept. 30  5657        314     255
Oct.   1  5219        344     289
Oct.   2              363     301 
Oct.   3  4986**      369     310
Oct.   4              380     321
Oct.   5  4979
Oct.   6              393     335
Oct.   7                      353
Oct.  11  4815 
Oct.  19  4515 
Oct.  23  4339                425
Nov.  21  3275

 *  Missing persons from overseas arrived.
 ** Duplicate entries on the lists compiled by police and 
    the city family center were removed.

In late November New York City began a revised count, in which they distinguished the missing and dead as: death certificates issued by the medical examiner's office (ME), corresponding to recovered and identified bodies; death certificates issued through the courts (courts); and other reported missing (missing).

  Date    total missing courts ME 
Nov.  23  3646  1383    1820   443
Aug.  19  2819    90    1671   1058
Aug.  27  2812    83

Later tallies (from New York Times)

  Date   total
Mar 2002 2830
May 2002 2823

Timeline of Associated Press tally

The Associated Press assembled its tally from various sources, including those confirmed dead by a coroner or declared dead by a court; those reported dead by employers, airlines, or families, or who had memorial services; and those reported missing by employers or families.

        Total   Confirmed  Reported dead  Reported missing
Oct. 23 2,553   1,377     329             847

Detailed timeline of identifications

August 19, 2002

Four names were removed from the list: one, a woman listed under her married and maiden name, and three people reported missing soon after the attacks by people who have since not been in contact with New York City officials.

August 20, 2002

Police determine that Albert John Vaughan[?], 45, and George V. Sims[?], 46, missing and presumed dead, are alive. Vaughan has been a patient at the Rockland Psychiatric Center in Orangeburg, N.Y. Sims is a patient with amnesia and schizophrenia at a Mnahattan hospital.

August 27, 2002

The Newark Star-Ledger reports that George V. Sims[?] is alive. By this point at least 7 people on the August 19 list have been found; there are now 2812 killed or presumed dead.

September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack - Full Timeline
In Memoriam - Casualties - Missing Persons - Survivors - Personal experiences
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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



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