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Reporter Uncovers Photo With Local Ties In WTC Rubble

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A photograph with a local connection is at the center of a mystery from ground zero in New York.

Marcella Palmer of WCBS-TV in New York found a picture in the rubble that shows three young children. What is surprising about the picture is what is written on the back of the picture.

"On the back, I looked and it said, 'Crab Shack, Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina, August 1999.' I picked the picture up and I said, 'My goodness, what's happened to the children or what's happened to their parents?'" she said.

There is a Joe's Crab Shack in Durham, but that information alone does not solve the mystery. If you know anything about this photograph,

we would like to hear from you.


Scott Mason, Reporter
Jay Jennings, Photographer
Kamal Wallace, Web Editor

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