As new details surrounding last week’s Boston Marathon bombings begin to emerge, revelations concerning the life of the two suspected bombers are also popping up. Now, authorities in Middlesex County, Massachusetts say they are investigating one of the bombers in connection with a triple homicide that took place in 2011.
According to a report from ABC news, authorities are looking for a possible connection between Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the elder of the two brothers suspected of the marathon bombings, and the murders.
The murders in question took place in Waltham, Massachusetts. According to ABC, the three victims had their throats cut with “their heads nearly decapitated,” and marijuana was left covering their bodies. Thousands of dollars in cash was reportedly left behind at the scene of the murders.
One of the victims, Brendan Mess, was a man Tsarnaev had been doing mixed martial arts training with. Tsarnaev was an amateur boxer.
Though the investigation into the murders is still open, police have admitted having few leads. In light of recent events, Tamerlan is now receiving a second look as a suspect in the murders.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev died early Friday morning during a shootout with police. He was the wife of a Rhode Island woman named Katherine Russel and the father of a 3-year-old girl. An alleged photo of Tsarnaev’s body began circulating shortly after his death.
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