“84th Floor west office 12 people trapped.” These words were scrawled on a note that fell from the World Trade Center’s South Tower on September 11, 2001. The note was found by a person on the street, who handed it to a guard at the Federal Reserve Bank. The bank then turned it over to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. The museum began working with the Medical Examiner’s Office to discover its origin.
They found trace amounts of blood on the note, which they were able to match through DNA testing to a Connecticut man named Randy Scott. He had worked at Euro Brokers in the South Tower, where United Airlines Flight 175 crashed at 9:03 AM. Just over a year ago, the Medical Examiner’s office contacted Scott’s wife, Denise. When she saw the note, she knew instantly that her husband had written it. It will be displayed at the September 11 Memorial, where the chief curator says it will be “one of the most powerful artifacts in the museum.”