Latest NYC 9/11 search finds 72 human remains

NEW YORK — New York City officials say a renewed search this year of debris in and around the World Trade Center site has recovered 72 human remains.

The sifting of more than 800 cubic yards of debris recovered from ground zero and underneath roads around the lower Manhattan site began in April and ended Friday.

The greatest number of remains — 37 — were found from material underneath West Street, a highway on the west side of ground zero. The new debris was uncovered as construction work made new parts of the site accessible.

The city began a renewed search for human remains in 2006. More than 1,800 remains have been found.

Some have been matched to previously unidentified Sept. 11 victims.

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I find it amazing that the world’s tallest building started construction in 2004 and was completed in January 2010, but there still isn’t a new World Trade Center in NYC.

But then again, I’m amazed they still found human remains after all this time.

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