9/11 Victims Are Still Being Identified, 20 Years Later
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Last month, two detectives showed up at Nykiah Morgan’s Long Island home.
Her son, Dante, called her while she was at work. “They’re here about Grandma,” he said.
Nearly 20 years ago, Dorothy Morgan, Ms. Morgan’s mother, disappeared into the rubble of the collapsed towers, like most of the 2,753 ground zero victims on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. She was working as an insurance broker in the North Tower of the World Trade Center.
With no remains, her daughter was never able to give her a proper burial. But now the detectives had arrived with news that the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office had just positively identified Dorothy Morgan through advanced DNA testing.
“I didn’t know they were still attempting that after all these years, that it was something that…