College of American Pathologists Offers FAQ On Victim Identification And Recovery

As the nation recovers from the horrific events of September 11, 2001, a dedicated team of professionals is hard at work searching for survivors and victims.

Victim identification issues in cases such as this are often significant. How are bodies identified? What type of DNA evidence is needed to identify a body, and how long does the identification process take? How long could someone survive in the rubble? And what physical effects will the debris and smoke have on the rescue worker

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