ELEVEN YEARS LATER: 9/11 NEW YORK FIREFIGHTER REMAINS FINALLY IDENTIFIED AS THAT OF LIEUTENANT JEFFREY WALZ

 Lieutenant Jeffrey Walz

Remains of New York firefighter killed in the World Trade Center attacks have been identified more than 11 years after his death

By Associated Press Reporter PUBLISHED: 00:32 EST, 6 July 2013 |

Authorities say the remains of a firefighter killed in the September 11 attacks have been identified more than 11 years after his death at the World Trade Center.

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

The 37-year-old Walz was an engineer before he decided to follow his father’s example and become a firefighter in 1992.

 
 
Lieutenant Jeffrey WalzLieutenant Jeffrey Walz
 
 

Identified: The city medical examiner’s office said Friday that Lieutenant Jeffrey Walz’s remains were collected before May 2002 but retested and identified only recently

 Tragic loss: He was killed in the trade center's north tower, leaving a wife and toddler son

Tragic loss: He was killed in the trade center’s north tower, leaving a wife and toddler son

 He was killed in the trade center’s north tower, leaving a wife and toddler son.

Some 2,753 people died in the attacks on the trade center.

Friday’s announcement brings the number of identified victims to 1,637.

 New identifications are made periodically.

Most recently, authorities said two weeks ago they had identified a 43-year-old woman.

Her name wasn’t released. 

 
Heroic path: The 37-year-old Walz was an engineer before he decided to follow his father's example and become a firefighter in 1992Heroic path: The 37-year-old Walz was an engineer before he decided to follow his father’s example and become a firefighter in 1992

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