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Grueling Task of Identifying Crash Victims

Erie County Health Commissioner Anthony Billittier and Dr. Scott Zimmerman

By Eileen Buckley

Cheektowaga, NY – The recovery process from the scene of last week's deadly plane crash is transferring from the site to the Erie County morgue.

Erie County Health Commissioner Anthony Billittier says the difficult process of identifying the bodies of the victims from Flight 3407 is underway by the Medical Examiner. Billittier and Dr. Scott Zimmerman, who overseeing efforts at the County morgue, met with reproters Tuesday afternoon at the Erie County Emergency Services Office in Cheektowaga. They says there is still a great deal work to do in making positive identifications on the remains. It could take days or weeks to make positive IDs. Crews completed the removal of human remains at the crash site.

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