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Persons missing after the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks

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1 World Trade Center
2 Pentagon
3 External Links
4 References

World Trade Center

The number of missing and presumed dead from New York City, as of August 2002, is 2812. As of 10/29/03, that number has dropped to 2,752. 1058 bodies had been identified. 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 was found following the August 19 release of an official list of victims.

The listing of victims is consolidated at City of New York casualties.


There are six 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.

See also Survivors and Casualties - Personal experiences
Donations - Assistance - Memorials and Services

External Links


Defenselink missing: defense agency employees