Tsarnaev 2011 Murders: Possible Link To 9/11 Triple Murder CaseBy: John Vinson - May 11, 2013
Another story has been added to the Boston Marathon bombing that occurred in April, as one of the suspects, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, is being investigated in connection with a triple homicide that happened in 2011. The murder took place on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, in an apartment in Waltham, MA.
Tsarnaev has multiple links to the case. First, he was known to be close friends with one of the vicitms, Brendan Mess. According to the investigations, Tamerlan’s cell phone was used near the murder scene, around the time the murders occurred. His fingerprints were found on the scene as well. All of this evidence has lead investigators to dig further into Tsarnaev’s involvement.
There has been no official arrest, due to the evidence not putting Tsarnaev at the apartment when the crime took place. The murders were unusual, as two of the victims had their throats slit and were found together. Mess, Tsarnaev’s friend was found away from the other two bodies, and investigators believed he was killed during a physical struggle. Marijuana was sprinkled over the two bodies whose throat was slit as well.
Unfortunately, beyond the evidence above, nothing concrete has been found in terms of establishing a primary suspect, or motive. There are many theories surrounding the case, including money, or the killings being used to send a message. None of the DNA investigation has provided anything substantial in providing a suspect at the scene of the crime.
The Boston Globe originally broke the story in April, though the latest details have just started rolling in this week.[H/T: MyFoxBoston]