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Female DNA Found on Bomb in Boston Attack
Wall Street Journal ^

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 suspects—Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his younger brother, Dzhokhar—could 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boston; dna; fbi; jihad; katherinerussell; marathon; muslimwomen; tsarnaev
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1 posted on 04/29/2013 2:10:51 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

I saw pictures of a lot of DNA on the sidewalk and street.


2 posted on 04/29/2013 2:13:23 PM PDT by fso301
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To: Sub-Driver

Well the bombs caused both male and female DNA to spray in many directions.


3 posted on 04/29/2013 2:14:06 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight,, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Paging Horatio Caine, CSI.


4 posted on 04/29/2013 2:14:22 PM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Sub-Driver
Sounds like they found a hair in one of the boom bags.

We've seen one bag. Do they have the other bag?

6 posted on 04/29/2013 2:16:30 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Mouton
Paging Horatio Caine, CSI.

That fag? Probably the source of the female DNA.

7 posted on 04/29/2013 2:17:15 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Sub-Driver

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?


8 posted on 04/29/2013 2:17:40 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: STD

Wrap your tinfoil a little tighter.


9 posted on 04/29/2013 2:18:44 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: STD

Good grief. Are you seriously pushing the ‘it was all faked they were actors’ meme that the nutjob mother is saying?


10 posted on 04/29/2013 2:26:02 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: plain talk

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.


11 posted on 04/29/2013 2:26:29 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: fso301

People just do not understand DNA evidence and that often it proves not a darn thing.


12 posted on 04/29/2013 2:27:52 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: Cyman

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.


13 posted on 04/29/2013 2:38:33 PM PDT by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Female DNA Found on Bomb in Boston Attack

The Terrorist Mom Lord & Taylor Shoplifter's DNA, perhaps?

14 posted on 04/29/2013 2:39:55 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: Sub-Driver

I would first suspect that wifey, instead of packing him a sandwich, helped him pack some explosives.


15 posted on 04/29/2013 2:40:48 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Sub-Driver

Maybe Chris Matthews handled it?


16 posted on 04/29/2013 2:44:06 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Vaquero

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.


17 posted on 04/29/2013 2:45:47 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: TomGuy

The WSJ is sexist, I tell ya!
They assume that a female handled the thing because a pressure cooker was used (i.e. cookware)

/sarc


18 posted on 04/29/2013 2:49:31 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: Sub-Driver

Maybe he used his wife’s backpack.


19 posted on 04/29/2013 2:50:24 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (The Cardinals chose wisely.)
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To: MHGinTN

But I was thinking that their might be female DNA on the pressure cooker—if it had been used previously for cooking.


20 posted on 04/29/2013 2:51:06 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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