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Russell Keene
Age: 33
Occupation: Equities Analyst
Worked for: Keefe, Bruyette and Woods
Originally from:
Resided in: Westfield, NJ
School: Mary Immaculate High School in Key West, FL
College: University of Tampa '90
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Other links: Russell Keene 3rd, 33, loved the outdoors
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From NY Times Sep 17

'I Know Just Where He Is'

L. Russell Keene III, a 33- year-old equities analyst at Keefe Bruyette & Woods, was such an avid sportsman that he once hiked through New Zealand for two solid months. "He has plenty of stamina to survive," said his wife, Kristen, who is offering him more than just spiritual support. The other day Kristen, who lives in Westfield, N.J., was escorted by Union County sheriffs to the disaster site outside 2 World Trade Center. Instead of standing there offering respectful witness, "I wanted to go dig him out," she said, "but they wouldn't let me. I know just where he is." Two other employees from Bruyette escaped from an elevator jammed near the lobby, and reported that Russell and 15 others were alive inside. Then the building collapsed. And so, while Kristen and other Bruyette relatives tried to lobby the rescuers to dig near the elevator, she remembered the man she met six years ago in Ocala, Fla., saying simply: "I loved him from the start."
-- Anon (Friend)
23 Oct 2001

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