Remains of 9/11 victim identified in NYC

A white pigeon rests on the National September 11 Memorial North Pool Friday

A victim of the 9/11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center has been identified nearly 16 later, due to new advances in DNA technology.

The male victim, whose name was withheld per his family's request, is the first to be identified since 2015. Most of the DNA profiles generated belong to previously identified victims.

Advances in DNA extraction and testing technology helped confirm the victim's identity, the medical examiner's office said.

The remains - usually bone fragments - of 1,641 of the 2,753 people known to have been killed have now been positively identified.

In 2013, authorities sifted through truckloads of debris unearthed by construction crews working on the rebuilding.

Forensic experts have said over the years that more identifications are expected as DNA technology evolves, although the pace has been slow. Conceivable stays of more than 20 casualties were recuperated.

After some time, the therapeutic analyst's office came to utilize a procedure that includes beating the sections to remove DNA, at that point contrasting it with the workplace's gathering of hereditary material from casualties or their relatives.

Investigators were unable to recover scores of bodies trapped in the rubble, and the effects of heat and chemicals like jet fuel have further complicated the identification process.

Nearly 3,000 individuals were slaughtered in NY, at the Pentagon and close Shanksville, Pennsylvania, in the assaults.

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