Funeral planned for Kansas City FBI agent who died from exposure to 9/11 contaminants

Marc LaVoie
March 26, 2018 - 5:10 am

Federal Bureau of Investigation


An FBI agent with the Kansas City Division died last week of brain cancer, more than 16 years after she was exposed to multiple contaminants while working at the 9/11 Pentagon crash site.

Special Agent Melissa Morrow, 48, was serving in the Washington Field Office's Evidence Response Team on September 11, 2001.

She was called as a first responder to the Pentagon shortly after a passenger jet crashed into the building.

She spent 10 weeks recovering and processing evidence at the site, coming in contact with many toxins, the FBI said.  

Morrow's death was certified by the World Trade Center Health Program and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

Her death is classified as a Line of Duty Death.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. at the Country Club Christian Church, 6101 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, with the funeral immediately following. 

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