Medical Examiner Identifies 1,640th 9/11 Victim Through DNA

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A victim of the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, has been identified through DNA, officials announced Thursday.

The New York City Medical Examiner’s office identified the victim as Matthew David Yarnell of Jersey City, who was 26 at the time of his death. Yarnell was vice president of technology at Fiduciary Trust International.

Since the attacks, 1,640 victims have been identified out of 2,753 people reported missing.

Last year marked the opening of the National September 11 Museum, which includes gut-wrenching artifacts and graphic photos of the attacks.

Fences around the memorial plaza have come down, integrating the sacred site more fully with the streets of Manhattan while completely opening it up to the public and camera-wielding tourists.

And finally, a nearly completed One World Trade Center has risen 1,776 feet above ground zero, another sign that a page…

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