Nine more human bones were found Wednesday in the city’s ongoing search for the remains of Sept. 11 victims missed in the initial cleanup after the 2001 terrorist attack.
Forensic anthropologists found five of the bones while sifting through debris from the World Trade Center site at a Brooklyn facility, said Ellen Borakove, spokeswoman for the city medical examiner’s office. Workers also found four bones while digging up a service road on the western edge of the site, she said.
The bones ranged from an inch to more than 4 inches long.
More than 225 body parts have been unearthed since October from below the street-level service road at ground zero, prompting the city to launch a $30 million yearlong search for additional remains. Most of the bones were found in a manhole that utility workers came across during a routine excavation, but in recent days more than a dozen were located in landfill underneath the road.
The city decided last week to dig up three-quarters of the road to search for more remains and conduct partial searches of the rest of it.