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Posted on 04/29/2013 2:10:51 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Female DNA Found on Bomb in Boston Attack By EVAN PEREZ And DEVLIN BARRETT
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 that means a woman helped the two suspects carry out the attacks, according to U.S. officials briefed on the probe.
The officials familiar with the case cautioned that there could be multiple explanations for why the DNA of someone other than the two bombing suspectsTamerlan Tsarnaev and his younger brother, Dzhokharcould have been found on remnants of the exploded devices. The genetic material 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.
On Monday, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents were seen leaving the Rhode Island home of the parents of Katherine Russell, the widow of Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The elder brother died after a shootout with police four days after the April 15 bombings.
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I saw pictures of a lot of DNA on the sidewalk and street.
Well the bombs caused both male and female DNA to spray in many directions.
Paging Horatio Caine, CSI.
We've seen one bag. Do they have the other bag?
That fag? Probably the source of the female DNA.
As they mentioned there could be a variety of explanations for this. A key question - did they identify the bombers’ DNA on the bomb remnant?
Wrap your tinfoil a little tighter.
Good grief. Are you seriously pushing the ‘it was all faked they were actors’ meme that the nutjob mother is saying?
Let me add this little DNA-act-of-stupidity-story.
A couple of years ago in Germany...there was this murder. DNA got collected. Couple of months go by, and they have a break-in that matches up with the DNA. Then another murder. Then a couple of Turks killed in a car. More DNA collected, etc.
Eventually, there’s a name tagged to this ‘woman’ (someone noted one passing glimpse of the suspect and the cops stuck to that idea of a woman). The name? The ‘phantom killer’. It was a nifty name and the news media covered this off and on. The suspect was thought to be between 16 and 19 years old....maybe having killed fifteen-odd people. A cop was eventually killed, and this really hyped up everything.
One day, by accident, one of the cops tagged a swab for examination for DNA but hadn’t ever used it from any crime scene. It was sterile.
Well....the swab came back with the DNA of the Phantom Killer. The cop went up the chain....it’s not possible.
So a team went off to Austria where these swabs were manufactured. The owner was a small-business guy. He really didn’t know the ultimate purpose of these swabs. He sold them to a company that wrapped them up and sold them to the cops as DNA collection devices.
The cops sat there and saw this older sweaty Austrian gal then pick up a whole bunch of the swabs with her barehands. Then they realized who the Phantom Killer was, or how corrupted the whole DNA process had become. They basically threw out their entire database on the Phantom Killer over night.
DNA isn’t all perfect, and I’d suspect this DNA is from some sales-lady who just happened to reach in as the dimwits bought the bag to check for anything inside. It may be that simple in the end.
People just do not understand DNA evidence and that often it proves not a darn thing.
I know this much, the idiots running this investigation shouldn’t be leaking the evidence, along with tips on alternate explanations to be used by the defense.
The Terrorist Mom Lord & Taylor Shoplifter's DNA, perhaps?
I would first suspect that wifey, instead of packing him a sandwich, helped him pack some explosives.
Maybe Chris Matthews handled it?
If the DNA was lifted from the lid which ended upatop a six story building, then it is likely the DNA was there before the lid flew away.
The WSJ is sexist, I tell ya!
They assume that a female handled the thing because a pressure cooker was used (i.e. cookware)
Maybe he used his wife’s backpack.
But I was thinking that their might be female DNA on the pressure cooker—if it had been used previously for cooking.