Bosnian DNA Experts Help ID Katrina Bodies
by Kevin Caruso
December 29, 2005
Louisiana officials working to identify unknown Katrina victims are now receiving help from Bosnian DNA experts. And the assistance may prove to be critical because the remains of 170 Katrina victims have still not been identified.
The International Commission on Missing Persons, based in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, was initially established to identify people killed in the Balkans conflict.
The commission will be performing DNA tests about 300 bone samples from Katrina victims.
Louisiana officials claim that the bodies of 1,096 Katrina victims have been recovered in Louisiana.
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