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Bringing Closure to Families of 9/11 Victims Through Forensics

via ABC News

Science is bringing new hope to families of the victims of the September 11th terror attacks, as DNA technology that didn’t exist 17 years ago is now helping identify remains that were previously unknown.

And for OCME forensic scientist Dr. Andrew Schweighardt, it’s deeply personal.

“There’s a part of me that still hopes that every sample that I test, maybe one day, I can provide closure to my loved ones who lost a big part of our family that day,” he said.

His cousin Joseph Anchundia was killed on 9/11, but his remains have yet to be identified by the New York City medical examiner. That’s where Schweighardt works as a forensic scientist.

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