New York Times
April 5, 2013
April 5: The office of the chief medical examiner is sifting through 590 cubic yards of material excavated from around the World Trade Center in search of fragments that may be human remains. On Thursday, 12 such fragments were recovered from “C-Grid,” an area around the World Financial Center. That brought the total to 51 since work began on April 1; all are from C-Grid.
To date, no identifiable remains have been recovered for 1,119 victims — more than one-third of those who were killed on Sept. 11, 2001. In his April 4 About New York column, Jim Dwyer wrote, “The startling possibility exists that the remains of a large number of people could be found and identified in the months ahead, nearly 12 years after the attack.”