Remains of 1,642nd Victim of the WTC Attacks Identified

Remains of 1,642nd Victim of the WTC Attacks Identified

Portrait of Scott Michael Johnson. Collection 9/11 Memorial Museum.

The New York City Medical Examiner’s office announced on Wednesday that it had identified the remains of Scott Michael Johnson, a victim of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. He is the 1,642nd person to be identified as a victim of the attack on New York, and the first identification made since August 2017, The New York Times reported.

Johnson, who worked on the 89th floor of the South Tower as a securities analyst at Keefe, Bruyette, & Woods, was 26 years old when he died.

Mark Desire, assistant director of forensic biology for the city’s Medical Examiner’s office, credits improvements in the techniques for extracting and identifying DNA samples in response to the difficulties in identifying 9/11 victims.

You can read Johnson’s 2001 New York Times portrait here.

By 9/11 Memorial Staff