Who knew there was a team of dentists working “ground zero”. Not that I believe any of the story, but how would a dentist be able to identify anyone at such a scene? Are dentists ever called in to any scene anywhere for such IDs? This story is so ridiculous you wonder how the actor who is paid to give this speech can deliver it without laughing (ya I know, money can make anyone do just about anything).
In particular, the greyish dust still haunts Stechey’s memory. It coated everything like a frost that had to be scrapped off with a fingernail.
“When you scraped it there was a smell,” Stechey said.
“It was the smell of death. The smell of human remains mixed in the dust.”