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Remains Of 9/11 Victim Karol Ann Keasler Identified In NYC

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Ground Zero after September 11 attacks (credit: Getty Images)

Ground Zero after September 11 attacks (credit: Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — The remains of Sept. 11 victim Karol Ann Keasler have been identified more than 10 years after the attacks, the New York City Chief Medical Examiner’s Office announced Friday.

Keasler was 42 when she worked and died in the World Trade Center at investment bank Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Inc.

WCBS 880 reporter Alex Silverman spoke with Keasler’s mother, Denise, who said she was on the phone with her daughter the morning of that fateful day.

WCBS 880′s Alex Silverman Speaks With Keasler’s Mother


“She said ‘mom I’m sorry I was going to call you’ and at the same time, I was looking at the TV and I saw this plane making this wide arc. I saw it hit the building, we were disconnected and, of course, I never heard from her again,” Denise Keasler said.

Denise Keasler said when the police showed up at her door in Las Vegas this week, she knew exactly what had happened.

“When you lose your child, there’s never any closure,” she said. “It has no beginning, it has no end.”

The new identification was made when officials retested remains gathered during the initial recovery efforts.

More than 2,750 people were reported missing in the attack on the twin towers. The newest identification brings the number of victims to have some portion of their remains identified to 1,633.

Another 1,120 never had any remains recovered.

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