Identification of victims of the 9

Identification of victims of the 9 - Identification of...

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Identification of victims of the 9/11 attacks on the WTC - Large numbers of missing persons - Highly fragments and altered remains - Identifications based on genetic testing Deployment at fresh kills - Requested by NYPD Crime Scene Personnel - Asked to identify human vs non-human - Assess which bone, side and identifying features - Not asked to assess contamination issues, handling procedures or probative value. Assessing cadaver dogs - Logging specimens for each dogs - Limiting risk by “benching” poor performing dogs Protocol - Some remains had significant probative value in terms of traditional anthropological analysis (surgical plate, antemortem fractures) - However these are not important if all the remains are to be genetically tested Anthropologist’s role - Saving recourses o Saved money by not doing DNA testing on non-human remains by identifying human remains first Hurricane Katrina - Identification of the victims of hurricane Katrina o Large number of missing persons
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