A 9/11 Victim Is Identified by the Medical Examiner

The New York City medical examiner’s office said on Tuesday that it had identified the remains of Ernest James, 40, a victim of the World Trade Center attack.

The remains were identified “within the last few days” through DNA testing, said Ellen S. Borakove, a spokeswoman for the office. She declined to disclose more specifics about what type of remains were tested.

Mr. James, who worked for the professional services company Marsh & McLennan, was one of nearly 300 members of the firm who died on Sept. 11, 2001. In addition, more than 60 consultants working with the firm that morning also died.

Jeremy Lehrman, a spokesman for the company, said, “We continue to mourn their loss and honor their memory.”

So far, Ms. Borakove said, officials in her agency’s DNA/World Trade Center Identification Group have identified 1,629 of the people who died in the attack. Before Mr. James, the most recent identification of human remains was made in May.

Ms. Borakove said efforts to identify remains would continue.

“As long as there is technology available, doctors have made a promise that we would continue to try to identify people,” she said.

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