More 911 remains found at Deutsche Bank Bldg.
Yikes. Is this respect for the dead? What's taken so freaking long? Why is the long-since-condemned building still standing? (AP):
New York - An additional 150 tiny bone fragments have been recovered from the rooftop of a skyscraper near the World Trade Centre site, a spokesperson for the medical examiner's office said on Monday.No, I'm not going to go all 'Conspiracy Theory Rock' on this one. It's just creepy and sad. And here's the creepiest part...guess how many people remain unidentified? (ABC Local NY News, April 14):
More than 500 human bone fragments have been found at the former Deutsche Bank building since workers began cleaning it last year and preparing to dismantle it. The 41-storey building suffered severe damage on September 11, 2001, when the trade centre's south tower partially collapsed on it, and it has stood vacant, contaminated with asbestos and trade centre dust.
Retired firefighters and fire department battalion chiefs joined in the search last week for human remains that have been found mixed in with gravel on the building's roof.
The latest remains were recovered at the end of last week, and one more week of recovery work on the roof is planned, said Ellen Borakove, spokesperson for the medical examiner's office.
Crews at Ground Zero found the remains while preparing the building for demolition. The city Medical Examiner's office says the bone fragments range in size, some as small as one-sixteenth of an inch.
The specimens are now being carefully preserved to protect their DNA potential.
Some families are furious that the remains went unnoticed for so long. They are now demanding that the contaminated building be thoroughly searched before it's torn down.
The city suspended the overwhelming identification process last year but now this new development is giving family members new hope that their loved ones may finally be put to rest.
According to the latest numbers, there are still 1,151 people who died on 9/11 who's remains still have not been identified and family members want answers.