9/11 fireman identified

9/11 fireman identified

Remains of a firefighter killed in the September 11 2001 terror attacks have been identified more than 11 years after his death at New York City’s World Trade Centre.

The city medical examiner’s office said Lt Jeffrey Walz’s remains were collected before May 2002, but retested and identified only recently.

Lt Walz, 37, who was an engineer before he decided to follow his father’s example and become a firefighter in 1992, was killed in the trade centre’s north tower, leaving a wife and small son.

Some 2,753 people died in the attacks on the trade centre and the latest announcement brings the number of identified victims to 1,637.


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