Published On: Thu, Apr 25th, 2013

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, dead Boston Marathon bomber, linked to unsolved 2011 Waltham murders

Investigators in the Boston suburbs told ABC News that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older Boston Marathon bomber, who was killed in a firefight with police, may have been involved in an unsolved triple homicide of a former roommate and two others.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was possibly connected to the 2011 Waltham murders, police say

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was possibly connected to the 2011 Waltham murders, police say

Brendan Mess, Erik Weissman, and Raphael Teken were murdered around September 11, 2011, the tenth anniversary of the September 11 terror attack on the United States.

“We are looking at a possible connection with the suspect in the marathon atrocity and this active and open homicide in Waltham,” Stephanie Guyotte, a spokeswoman for the Middlesex County District Attorney, confirmed to ABC News.

The victims were found in a Waltham, Massachusetts apartment. Their throats had been slashed. The investigation has been active for more than a year, and authorities acknowledged they have had few leads.

Tsarnaev had been close to Mess, age 25, investigators told ABC.

The two had been training together in a local gym. It was unclear if Tsarnaev knew the other men who were slain who were both Jewish.


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