Persons missing after the September 11, 2001 attacks

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Sept. 11, 2001 attacks
Timeline
Background history
Planning
September 11, 2001
Rest of September
October
Aftermath
Victims
Casualties
Missing people
Survivors
Foreign casualties
Rescue workers
Hijacked Airlines
American Airlines Flight 11
United Airlines Flight 175
American Airlines Flight 77
United Airlines Flight 93
Sites of destruction
World Trade Center
The Pentagon
Shanksville
Effects
Government response
World political effects
World economic effects
Airport security
Closings and cancellations
Audiovisual entertainment
Response
Rescue and recovery effort
Financial assistance
Memorials and services
Perpetrators
Responsibility
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Miscellaneous
Communication
Slogans and terms
Misinformation and rumors
Opportunists
Inquiries
U.S. Congress Inquiry
9/11 Commission

World Trade Center

The number of missing and presumed dead in New York City is 2,749. As of January 22, 2004, 1,538 victims had been identified based on physical remains. The remaining 1,208 were included in the final tally based on a death certificate that was issued after sufficient evidence was submitted to a state court that the person was at the World Trade Center or on one of the airplanes. This total includes the 147 people on the two aircraft (and does not include the 10 hijackers). (See Timeline of WTC Missing). UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said nationals from 62 countries were among the missing (foreign casualties). 1058 sets of remains have been recovered and identified; 155 of which are the remains of the 343 firefighters lost. DNA identification has been employed to identify many of the victims. Rudy Giuliani, mayor of New York at the time of the attack, urged relatives of the missing to provide DNA samples if possible, to assist in the identification of others.

In August 2002, there were only 90 people classified as missing; that is, their remains had not been identified and no family members had requested a death certificate. That number went down to 89 when George V. Sims, 46, was found as a patient in a health-care facility in Newark. He was one of seven people who were found following the August 19 release of an official list of victims.

Pentagon

There are two people who remain missing and unaccounted.

As a result of the attack, 125 people were killed or remain unaccounted, not including the 64 passengers on the plane. One person died as a result of wounds; 118 remains have been recovered and identified.

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