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Reddit Surfaces Tamerlan Tsarnaev Death Photo [WARNING: VERY GRAPHIC]

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What appears to be a death photo of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has surfaced on reddit.

The extremely graphic and unsettling image comes from user nfieldflyer under the title: “Suspect #1 … in the morgue. NSFW.” It’s actually being hosted on imgur, as is standard for images on reddit.

At one point, it managed to reach the front page of reddit, but appears to have been moved off. Interestingly, as you can see from the following screen cap, reddit was apparently hit with a DDoS attack as well.

Reddit front page

The image is still on the site in the WTF subreddit.

Naturally, the authenticity is called into question, and we have no hard confirmation, but TMZ reports: “Law enforcement sources tell TMZ it’s 100% authentic.”

TMZ doesn’t actually show the image, but describes it in a manner that matches the image in question:

Tamerlan Tsarnaev death photo

Much has been made over the last day or so about reddit’s role in the coverage of the Boston Marathon aftermath, and in journalism in general. Frankly, it has taken a lot of flack, but Matthew Ingram at Paid Content makes some great points about how the mistakes that have come along with reddit’s “coverage” are really no worse than the mistakes made by mainstream media.

In the comments thread of the reddit post for the death photo, others have been working on trying to determine if the photo is real or not. One person, for example, linked to the TMZ article referenced above.

User kyeraider commented, “The ear is dead on,” linking to this photograph of Tsarnaev that has surfaced:

Tamerlan Tsarnaev

Then, user donwilson contributed this comparison gif:

Comparison

TMZ reports that officials are trying to find out who leaked the picture, but also reports that the reddit poster indicated it was obtained “by a ‘friend’ who works downtown.”

We’ve not seen this particular explanation. It’s possible that someone posted it before the poster mentioned above.

As you’ve probably read by now, Tamerlan was killed in a shootout with police early in the morning, and his brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the second suspect, remains at large.

In related news, a redditor who lives in Watertown did a redddit AMA (Ask Me Anything). Here are some highlights.

Reddit Surfaces Tamerlan Tsarnaev Death Photo [WARNING: VERY GRAPHIC]


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  • nick

    Don’t mess with the USA.

    • Steve

      Hmm, tell that to the parents of Martin Richard.

  • http://reddit Cher

    I thought his brother ran over him? I don’t see this in photo…

    • Kelli

      His brother ran over him after he was shot in a (successful) attempt to flee the scene.

      • Just Sayin’

        You can see evidence of road rash from under his clothes. Check out the scrape marks on his side.

    • Kelli

      If he ran over his legs, you wouldn’t see it in the picture.

      • Carole

        Dzhokhar dragged his body under the SUV for 30 – 40 feet.

  • Jes

    Or tell that to Randy Weaver. He didn’t mess with the USA on Ruby Ridge and still had his family murdered by the FBI.

  • Dont mess with texas

    Mom and Dad Tsarnaev. How bout coming over for a family pic?

    • MSC

      Put the whole family together and strap a bunch of bombs and let it rip, good riddence, they all are radicalized Muslims. Good will always prevail over evil.

  • Matt

    Fuck you asshole! Clear a spot for your bro

  • deb

    Strap a backpack full of explosives to his LIFELESS, NAKED body & blow his ass up!

  • xn

    Die !

  • Torrie

    Check out the eyebrows. His eyebrows taper at the end and don’t extend as far to the side of his face as the bloody picture shows.

    • Tim

      Because no man has ever groomed the edges of their eyebrows before, right?

  • rr

    Goes to show that this country has got to stop letting all who want to enter into this country. The boy could have went to school elsewhere but chose here like all terrorist. If looks like a duck it 99.9% is a duck. Look like come from the land of terrorist good possibility a terrorist. In WWII put those that appeared to be Japanese in camps so maybe if that were again who knows but with a musslim sympathiser if not worrse in our government it can only get worse. It is a obvious what the underlying reason for destroying our 2nd ammendment and constitutional rights is all about with the Muslim terrorist supporters in our white house. Giving money to terrorist ran countries is bad enoough but giving them a raise while we are financially strapped speaks volumes.

    • Just Sayin’

      They didn’t come here to go to school. They were brought here as kids with their family. They were 8 and 15. They were political refugees as Chechens were under attack in Russia.

      Maybe you should go back to school because you’re writing is horrific and your knowledge is severely lacking. These two terrorists were smarter than you.

      • dee

        If you’re going to comment on other people’s writing, be sure yours is correct.
        You used the incorrect form of ‘your’. (You’re = you are)
        “…you are writing is horrific” wouldn’t make sense.
        ‘….your writing (showing possessive) is horrific’ does.
        And obviously the 2 terrorists weren’t smarter. One is dead and the other might as well be.

    • Dd

      U r a dumbass

  • jay

    Well i can see the ear is different and so is the nose.. Not much difference, but you can tell there is a true difference it you look at the photos that are moving for awhile.. The ear in the bloody pic it more pointed than in the on ther pic.. His ear was rounded and more long at the top than they show in the bloody pic.
    I am sure that doesn’t happen when you die, also the nose in the bloody pic looks like it is curved into his face while the other pic it comes down straight towards his mouth.. Now it is a good attempt but i would suggest going back to school and learn photo shop better..

    • Tim

      If you watch the moving image a lot, you should start to notice that the ear canal shape stays exactly the same, while the rounded part changes with the ridge of his ear seeming to thin. This would be consisten with someone who has gotten punched in the head countless times while boxing, champ

      It’s the same guy.

  • Caroline

    These two pics are not the same guy. The nose, nostrils, eyelashes, eyebrows and mouth are different.

    The dead man has long bushy eyebrows which extend almost to the hairline, he has a straight nose with small nostrils, almost no discernible eyelashes and thin lips.

    The living man pic has a large rounded nose, very long eyelashes, shorter eyebrows which do not extend to the hairline and are not bushy – he also has full lips.

    I don’t believe that these two men are the same at all!

    • stephanie

      sorry, but the ears, a very unique identifier, match up upon close inspection. So does the nose. The other features are skewed due to angle and trauma. The combination of wounds and burns are also consistent with reports as they occurred.

      • Just Sayin’

        It’s him. In the “live” photo you can faintly see that he trimmed his eyebrows, possibly with a razor trimmer. The nose is the same, the hairline is the same, the ear is dead on and ear shapes are almost as reliable as fingerprints for ID. Also, the nose/nostrils are the same if you account for angle and perspective. The lips are different because they get drawn back in the death mask. Look at other autopsy photos and you’ll see it over and over. Especially Travis Alexander’s as his body decomposed.

      • jorjannw

        Im sorry, but as you stated stephanie, the ears do tell… and these ears dont match. They morph nicely, but if you watch you can see all the differences!

    • HeatherNoble

      Wow, are you guys under the impression that dead bodies look identical to how they looked in life. Google Marilyn Monroe autopsy photos if you need a reminder. You naysayers are probably also believing the marathon bombing didn’t happen, or is a government conspiracy. Looks like the same big-nosed, buck-toothed Chechen to me. Too bad he decided to exit this way; what a shame. Not a bad looking man, obviously had a screw loose. Crazy and angry is not my cup-o-tea.

    • Juliaaaa

      its the same dude..the picture that the person is using when he is still alive is a couple years old..i know its the same person..already confirmed in on the news.

      • matt

        i agree with julia

    • dee

      It’s the same guy. Clear as day. Nose is exactly the same. Eyebrows look slightly different due to blood. Hairline is exactly the same. You can’t see detail in the eyelashes from the angle and that’s a minor point taken into consideration of the other more important aspects of his facial features. Slope and width of the forehead is also the same. If this isn’t Tamerlan, it’s his evil twin.

  • Moe

    Use that corpse as target practice

  • Truth

    His little brother killed him when he ran over him with the stolen vehicle.

  • USA SUPPORTER!

    It is so obvious this is the SAME person. The ear cartilage never changes and the hair line and face structure is exact. Don’t know what happens to the brains of these idiots that think they can get away with killing and maiming innocent people. He got what he deserved and I hope his brother does too. I think they should do the same to the little brother and save the tax payers the $ and hassle. God bless all that he hurt.

  • ?

    Why are there EKG patches on him?

  • Really??

    Look At The HAND…It’s CLEARLY NOT him….It’s NOT even a human hand! Look at the THUMB NAIL ON THE RIGHT HAND!!

  • Lidia

    It’s very wrong of you people to talk like that about someone who’s dead and possibly innocent they were set up where is the real proof they did it? Why don’t they show the video of them planting the bomb you Americans are so gullible and naive the Americans do it themselves n then blame it on Muslims its bullshit don’t believe what the media says as well as these lying FBI pricks how dare they put his dead photo or everyone to see and don’t laugh it might have been your brother or loved one
    I don’t see any injuries from being run over by a car you idiots how dumb can you Americans get its all a set up America they also did 9/11 attacks wake up people ? I feel sorry for those who lost their lives and also these 2 innocent people god knows what the family is going through and they leaked his photo on purpose so in humane may e rest in peace I know in my heart these boys were set up dont jump to conclusions…apparently they jest said it was an Indian guy who was the bombers and there were 2 guys which were acting suspicious and had bigger back packs they were there at the wrong time don’t be so judgemental people unless you know the full truth what if he loved one or someone u know is wrongly accused smarten up you stupid Americans

    • Lidia

      Hey deb hope Someone straps your dead body in explosives and blows you up hehehe

      • regi

        only thing i can say about this tragedy is god will be the judge and if he really did it he would have to answered question when the time comes but god never said to kill people whether him or americans , we all here in this earth for a period of time so lets enjoy it to the fullest killing is not the solution and also with the litle brother i don’t think the deth penalty will be the solution that would not bring the victims back or console the families who lost their loves one but they can put him behind bars or send him back to his country if he really dit it.

      • Bob

        They were not set up-they did it!

        Lidia you are as naive as the stupid parents. These terrorists are monsters. I don’t know where you live, but the mother is a criminal too-she is a shoplifter. Get past it Lidia————Do you lie & cheat too?

      • Bob

        You Lidia are as DUMB as they come………..do you shoplift too?

      • Dawna

        I believe they caught these 2 after they robbed a store, stole a vehicle, took a man hostage in the carjacking, and killed a campus police officer. And, during their getaway attempt, they, conveniently, had more explosive devices, on hand, to hurl at police, as well as plenty of guns & ammo. And, there is videotape of them placing the backpacks, operating cell phones, and walking quickly away, seconds before the explosions. Now, the living one had, apparently, confessed but blamed his brother. So, just how is it that these guys are INNOCENT??? This country gave them safe have, as “refugees;” allowed them to live, go to school, and work here. The older one married an American, had a child, went to college for a while, and boxed successfully. The younger one was attending college on scholarship. And, this is how they repay America — by becoming terrorists and killing and maiming scores of people. An 8-year-old child was slaughtered, along with 3 others; 14 people lost limbs; and over 200 were injured. And, you have the gall to blame America and slobber over the fate of these sociopathic, murdering, ingrate, maggots???? We Americans were smart enough to get these creatures pretty quick. Maybe the “stupid” one, who needs to “smarten up,” is the writer of this ludicrous, asinine, intellectually and morally bankrupt comment.

    • Matt k

      Go back to your own country then , why do u live in our country if you hate America . I’ll tell you why . CAUSE YOUR COUNTRY SUCKS !!! These two maggots put a bomb behind an 8 year old boy who knows nothing about your psychotic religion , & then went on a rampage ! If this asshole is innocent who was it then !!! Wake up & get out of my country !!!

      • Islam

        Go on twitter.com and search for @jahar scroll down and look at the pictures of the two men who also had backpacks and one of them had one that matched the one withy the explosives. And we’re not going anywhere because MUSLIMS HAVE BEEN FRAMED. But what people do and use Islam for an excuse they are wrong. They have been brainwashed by uneducated people who are Al-Qaida and talibans. They have made Muslims look bad all Over the world. I could t attach the pictures so look on twitter before you judge.

        • Bob

          You are full of chit-they killed 4 innocent people & hurt 100′s more. You are a freakin’ idiot jack ass.

    • MSC

      Well Lidia, if he were set up then why did the kid hide in someones boat with a bunch of bullet holes in him if he was innocent?. You are the fool. Maybe because he hijacked a car and left it and ran after a shootout with police. Better yet, he ran over his own brother as evidenced by the road rash on his face. All you muslin fools that are so radicalized will never prevail. America and good will prevail over these radicalized evil muslins which quite frankly can rot in hell, including you Lidia…

      • lidia

        Mate I have more brains than you if he was run over wouldn’t he have broken bones? It dosent look like he was run over they didn’t kill him he was totrtured to death… and how do you know he is the bomber they don’t even have any proof why don’t the stupid americans show the video footage of them allegedly planting the bomb they are lying otherwise they would have showed that video ages ago it was a marathon im sure they were filming it they are full of shit and what about americans going into muslim countries and killing innocent people woman are raped and killed as well as innocent children younger than Martin may his soul rest in peace, do you people care? No and they don’t show it so people don’t know whats going on and they don’t want people to know
        the government is lying to us all they planned the terror attacks and they planned this and killed him so e couldn’t defend himself
        Guilty until proven innocent we will wait and see

        • Bob

          Lidia you are a dumb bitch!

          • Dawna

            They did show the video of planting the backpacks. Where have you been? And, the photo does not show the man’s whole body. His legs may be crushed. And, yes, it’s obvious road-rash on his face and chest. Innocent people don’t engage in shoot-outs with police and hurl explosive devices at them, in the process. You need to have some sense. And, if you feel this way about America, I surely hope you don’t live here, because you don’t deserve that privilege, and you are not welcome. Take yourself back to some place where they make women cover their faces, remain illiterate, and hide in the house.

        • Bob

          You must be in the UK Lidia. Stupid Americans?

          A word to the wise-stay the fu$k ouy of our country you stupid bitch. I’d love to see your brain splattered all over, but you have not a brain!

          Continue on living in your lying country. Pitiful & pathetic you are.

  • dmr

    I cannot believe that people are disputing this is the older brother. Are you people kidding me? Anyway, I just want to ask him if it was all worth it? What a shame, nice looking, smart, had the world open to him . . . it just ain’t right.

  • http://NONE ROADY

    NAY SAYERS, NAY SAYERS YOU ARE NOT PATHOLOGIST AND YOU ARE THE FRIST TO CONDEM THOSE THAT FACE FACTS AND BELIEVE THAT THERE WAS NO CONSPIRACY. YOU BLAME EVRYONE FOR THIS HORRIFIC TRAGEDY—-ALL THE NAY SAYERS SHOULD GO TO THE FAMILES OF THE THE ONES KILLED OR SEVERELY WOUNDED IN THE BOMBING AND ASK THEM IF THEY THINK IF WASN’T RADICAL MUSLIM TERRORIST THAT PLACED THE BOMBS THAT KILLED THEIR LOVED ONES. SOMEONE SAID THE 19 YEAR OLD HAD HIS FUTURE IN FRONT OF HIM HOW ABOUT MARTIN RICHARD. TO ALL NAY SAYERS “HELL IS ONLY HALF FULL”.

  • http://reddit polop

    I think this wouldn’t have happened if his mom didn’t force him to be a muslim. He should have stayed a boxer. And I think its him look at the bruises on his face do you really fucking think nothing happened to his nose. You people are stupid if you think getting run over won’t do that.

  • Bob

    Glad to see the sob is dead.

  • Bob

    He looks better dead than alive!

  • jennifer

    That is definitely him…the hair line is right on..

  • Donna

    PEOPLE LIKE YOU MAKE ME SICK!! THE OLDER BROTHER WAS AN EVIL BASTARD THAT BRAINWASHED HIS YOUNGER BROTHER. I don’t care what anybody says. That family new hew was turning Radical and the parents went to Russia and left the innocent teenager in his care. I was sick when the mother said that she loved Tamerlane ( he was special) then she had the Gaul to say she didn’t care if the younger son died. She said she hopes he does die and then the three of the could be together again!!! My heart breaks that a mother could favor her first born son and be so blinded (yeah right) to how evil he was becoming and the goes off to Russia and tells the younger son to look up to him, and listen and obey him. Pretty much after he was left by himself with this brother he was supposed to trust and look up to, I don’t think he had a chance. I wish the government would have nabbed him when they received info from Russia, and maybe this 19 year old would have had a shot a a real life. I believe with all my heart that kid got training and radicalized in Russia. Im not even sure the younger brother new. This scumbag lied to everyone. I guarantee that it comes to the surface that he also slit his friend and two other peoples throats.

  • David

    Eye for an Eye!!!!!!!

  • Aj

    Mane… the navy seals did it go to Alex Jones website he got all the proof this was another false flag foe us to go to war just like 9/11 don’t let the media lie to u like always they know those boys where innocent. Y we releasing his dead body on the internet but can’t show Osaka bin ladens body n he killed over 3,000 Americans ( false flag). Come on Americans y’all can’t b as dump as your own govt thinks of u. Get y’all asses out the box n think b4 it is too late or they decide to stage another false flag in your area

    • JL

      AJ, sounds like we should worry about you too! ! Unbelievable.

  • Aj

    I prove my point JL u another victim of media playing a fool if u don’t get out ur box n think of what the hell is going on in your country u a dumb ass I don’t give a damn who offended or who is worrying bout AJ u sound like the feds JL if I worried bout what I said trust me people in American are slowly but surely waking up to all this false flags in the name of terrorism lol …. come on we are all Gods creation u think he didn’t give people the gift to think? If u ain’t using yours I am sorry.

  • Aj

    PEOPLE OF AMERICA GET DA FUCK OUT OF THAT BOX THOSE TWO BROTHERS WON’T THE ONLY ONE WITH BAGPACKS GO BACK LOOK AT THE TAPES U CAN CLEARLY SEE OTHER PEOPLE ON THERE WIT DIFFERENT LOOKING BAGPACKS BUT NO FINGERS WHERE POINTED AT THEM BUT WE GON QUICKLY FALSELY ACCUSE. TWO BROTHERS CUZ THEY LOOK LIKE THEY ISLAM DECENTS FIRST IT WAS A DARK SKINNED INDIVIDUAL NOW THEM HAH HA HA WE LIVING IN A BIG ASS MOVIE SCRIPT WHERE U CAN JUST DESTROY SOMEBODY’S LIFE WIT NO PROOF PUT URSELF IN THEIR SHOE WON’T U WANT TO B TREATED FAIRLY ON TRIAL AMONGST UR PEERS. NO EVIDENCE NO CASE THAT’S WHAT I WAS TOLD NOW IS LIKE ARREST N THEN THROW BS ASS EVIDENCE WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND U SHALL REAP WHAT U SOLD.

  • R1776

    Patsy for FBI DEAD!

  • Reginia smith

    I say take their I intire family and blow them up and air drop their asses back in Russia. You dumb ass fools talk that bullshit on here about us Americans but you won’t take your asses back to the hell that you RAN from.

  • lina

    no one is responsible for what happen EXCEPT for the two brother or any one who have helped them,i don’t understand why American like to be a stereotype racist ,i thought americans are smarter to realize and don’t generalize ,muslims are peaceful people and there is nothing in the religion said go and kill innocent people ,each group has some bad apple doesn’t mean all is bad please don’t insult and generalize be smarter and look deeper to understand

  • http://www.webpronews.com lina

    no one is responsible for what happened EXCEPT for the two brother or any one who have helped them,i really thought American people are smarter to realize that what happen has nothing to do with muslims or with what the religion said ,there is nothing in islam or any other religion said go and kill people all religions are peaceful and they ask for peace ,but people are just who they are some are evil and they are all over the world each group had some bad apple doesn’t mean all is bad ,or should we be a stereotype racist and blame others for things they didn’t commit just because they are from the same religion nooooooooooo and no should we say all Christian are all jewish or any other religion ,are bad and they commit horrible crime just because one or 2 or even 100 did ,please don’t generalize and be smart and realize where ever u go in this worl there is the good and the bad stop fighting each other and let god judge thank u

  • Crazyzealots

    He never looked better

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