DNA Testing Provides Closure for 9/11 Victim’s Family

Posted on August 30, 2017

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As a company that provides accurate DNA testing in Massachusetts and across the country, our team has seen the ways these procedures can provide our customers with bittersweet relief and closure. Depending on the nature of the circumstances, it can take years to receive the results so many have been searching for.

According to the New York Times, a victim of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center was positively identified almost 16 years after the fact. Though for many 9/11 is a distant and terrible memory, there are still efforts to identify the 2,753 people killed on this day. It has been over two years since the last victim was identified from this tragic event and this individual is the 1,641 to be positively identified.

Fortunately, advancements in technology and DNA testing has allowed medical examiners to try out various testing methods to help bring closure to the families of those lost on that day. Many of the forensic DNA testing being completed is on bone fragments, which have proven a difficult task for DNA testing professionals. The man identified these past weeks had been tested in the past but did not have the technology which helped provide the answers his family has been looking for.

In these times, Boston Paternity is proud to work with families and law enforcement to identify those lost from various tragic events. Our team is saddened but also hopeful about the DNA testing technologies available, as they will continue to assist loved ones find the closure they have been desperately seeking. Any way we can provide to those families and friends, our team is honored to do so.

With more questions about forensic DNA testing in MA, please contact our team of professionals today by calling (800) 362-3588.