On the morning of September 11, 2001, the world as we knew it irrevocably changed. The attack on the Twin Towers left America understandably shell-shocked. Even now, close to two decades later, there are still those sifting through the resultant wreckage. However, in July 2018 that hard work continued to pay off, as one of the victim’s remains was finally identified.
Like thousands of New Yorkers, Scott Michael Johnson made his way into work on the morning of September 11th, 2001. Indeed, Johnson was headed for Manhattan’s World Trade Center. The 26-year-old was in fact an employee of Keefe, Bruyette, & Woods, an investment banking firm. Located in the south tower, Scott spent his days on the 89th floor working as a financial analyst.
In the aftermath of the attack, the New York City Medical Examiner’s office was tasked with naming the countless number of unidentified victims. At that point, the department made a promise to all of the families stuck in a horrible limbo. It offered reassurance that they would work tirelessly to identify their lost family members. Unfortunately, Scott’s parents, Ann and Tom, were among that heartbroken group.