Remains of Three 9/11 Victims Identified
Thursday, November 2, 2006; 1:18 PM
The remains of the 40-year-old head flight attendant on American Airlines Flight 11, which crashed into the World Trade Center's north tower, have been identified, along with two other victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
The announcement today by the New York medical examiner's office came as an alliance of 9/11 support groups planned a rally at Ground Zero this afternoon to demand a more thorough search for remains around the Twin Towers site.
To date, the medical examiner has identified 1,601 of the 2,749 World Trade Center victims.
New remains have been discovered in recent weeks, prompting New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to expand the search around the site.
The medical examiner's office today said it has identified remains of Karen Ann Martin, from Danvers, Mass., a flight attendant on American Airlines Flight 11; Douglas Joel Stone, 54, of Dover, N.H., a passenger on the same flight; and a male victim whose family asked that his identity not be disclosed.
These remains, which were recovered several years ago, were identified with the help of DNA samples provided by the victims' families, said Ellen Borakove, a spokeswoman for the medical examiner.
The medical examiner has identified 10,957 of the 20,808 remains that have been recovered around the Twin Towers, Borakove said.
Martin was stabbed by terrorists aboard the American Airlines jet as she tried to keep them out of the cockpit, according to various media reports.