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Female DNA Found On One Of Boston Bombs

From the Wall Street Journal:

Female DNA Found on Bomb in Boston

Investigators Unsure Whether Evidence Means a Woman Aided in the Attack

By EVAN PEREZ , ALAN CULLISON and DEVLIN BARRETT | April 29, 2013

Investigators have found female DNA on at least one of the bombs used in the Boston Marathon attacks, though they haven’t determined whose DNA it is or whether its presence means a woman helped the two brothers suspected in the bombings, according to U.S. officials briefed on the probe…

Speaking Monday about the DNA discovery, the U.S. officials cautioned that there could be multiple explanations for why genetic material from someone other than the two bombing suspects—Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his younger brother, Dzhokhar—could have been found on remnants of the exploded devices. It could have come, for example, from a store clerk who handled materials used in the bombs or a stray hair that ended up in the bomb…

Ms. Russell has been staying with her parents since the bombings, and FBI agents have been seen posted outside the house since her late husband was identified as one of the bombers. Her lawyer has said she is "doing everything she can to assist with the investigation."

One official familiar with the case said agents went to the house Monday to collect a DNA sample from Ms. Russell, the culmination of days of negotiations. FBI officials also have been negotiating with Ms. Russell’s attorney in recent days to gain fuller access to question her, the officials familiar with the case said. The officials said the DNA request was needed to determine whether it matched the DNA found on the bomb remnants…

The FBI has to negotiate with a lawyer to collect evidence? To question her? What a world!

Investigators have no evidence that any of the associates of the brothers had knowledge of the bombing plot, and they believe that if anyone helped to dispose of evidence—a point that remains uncertain—it may have been unwitting, according to officials briefed on the investigation…

Of course not. What wife would complain about their husband collecting pressure cookers? And certainly no wife would never call the FBI when they were begging for help in identifying the suspects.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Female DNA Found On One Of Boston Bombs”

  1. I’ll wait to comment. I don;t trust the Famous But Incompetent.


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