The small, white piece of paper that was handed to a security guard outside the Federal Reserve Bank on September 11, 2001, was more than just a desperate plea for help.
Ten years later, it helped to answer a question about the final moments of 48-year old Randy Scott, a banker, husband and father of three daughters from Stamford, Connecticut. Scott's widow, Denise, revealed on this 11th anniversary of the terror attacks that DNA testing confirmed last summer that her husband had written the note, which read: 84th Floor. West Office. 12 People Trapped.
She said the note was proof that her husband had not died right away, when United Airlines Flight 175 from Boston hit the South Tower in the World Trade Center at 9:03 am.
"I was just believing that because the plane impacted on his floor, that he had died instantly," Denise Scott said to PIX 11's sister station, WTIC, in Connecticut. "We all wrote the same ending, and it wasn't correct."