Female DNA Found On Boston Bomb

Tyler Durden's picture

Earlier today we heard unsubstantiated chatter that FBI agents were in front of the house of Katherine Russell in North Kingstown, widow of the dead bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Moments ago we got an explanation for this. The WSJ reports that "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."

More from the WSJ:

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.


Ms. Russell has been staying with her parents since the bombings, and FBI agents have been seen posted outside the home since her late husband was identified as one of the bombers. Her lawyer has said she is "doing everything she can to assist with the investigation."


One official familiar with the case said agents went to the house Monday to collect a DNA sample from Ms. Russell, the culmination of days of negotiations. FBI officials also have been negotiating with Ms. Russell's attorney in recent days to get fuller access to question her, the officials familiar with the case said. The officials briefed on the investigation said the DNA request was needed to determine whether it matched the DNA found on the bomb remnants.


Ms. Russell is one of as many as a half-dozen people in whom investigators are interested as they seek to determine if the brothers had any help in the bomb attack or the days afterward, the officials said. Ms. Russell's lawyer didn't immediately respond to a request for comment about the latest developments.

Well if there was one specific group in society that had so far evaded persecution over recent events surrounding the Boston bombing, and other recent social risk flarings, it was women.

It looks like it is time to close the loop on that.

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whotookmyalias's picture

Glad they are not making too big a deal of this.  (sarc)

Major Major Major's picture

They just discovered the motive:





toys for tits's picture

The FBI believes the DNA belongs to Casey Anthony.

SilverIsKing's picture

Whenever something goes wrong, the Bush always gets the blame.

Troll Magnet's picture

Aw shit...Here we go again...

chumbawamba's picture

So, I'm naive.  Are they saying some woman female ejaculated all over it?


Ethics Gradient's picture

There's other sources of DNA, Chum'. Projectiles in crowds tend to gether a lot of DNA.

And even if it didn't fly through the air, what they are saying is they've found a cooking utentil with a woman's DNA on it. And if it was a new pot, it was put on the store shelf by a woman or the cashier was a woman.

Big whoop.

Or it's a conspiracy. Takes yer choice.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

A terrorista = 'burning bush'

You're right, there was a bush involved.

JustObserving's picture

Bush always gets the blame

Bush has female DNA? Doesn't surprise me none.

Ying-Yang's picture

Discovery Channel says it was a hair from a female woolly mammouth...

(Janet Nipplitano perhaps? sarc)

Scro's picture

What about a female gorilla. Maybe one named Magilla.

Anusocracy's picture

Most likely to be Barney Frank's

CompassionateFascist's picture

Martha Stewart DNA. She sold them the pressure-cookers. 

ACP's picture

Now he has to explain his vagina.

nmewn's picture

lol...I was goin with Big Sis...but same-same ;-)

XitSam's picture

Janet? She's not a woman.

nmewn's picture

But she plays one on Teee-Veee!

Zymurguy's picture

Is that you John Wayne?  Is this me?

ACP's picture

You're a reeeeal comedian.

FuzzyDunlop21's picture

Isnt anyone else curious how they can tell its female DNA? Males have an X chromosome too. And DNA degrades with heat. A lot of heat. Like the heat from a bomb blast

kchrisc's picture

Stop it! Nothing gets in the way of the Federal Bureau of Invention, not even facts.

Next week it will be Richard Jewel's DNA.    hujel

McMolotov's picture

This is a great script, full of twists, and the Crying Game angle should appeal to the LGBT demo.

MsCreant's picture

Or sort of a karma chameleon, where the gender shifts depending on the environment...

Widowmaker's picture

As soon as word gets to the fag media America will forget what a Boston was.

Rusty Shorts's picture

The Police ran over dude with SUV and shot him multiple times according to eyewitness...

Fri, 19 Apr 2013|

Linda explains how the shootout transpired in Watertown during the early morning hours. She saw the first suspect mortally wounded and police beginning the manhunt for the second suspect.



McMolotov's picture

Thanks for posting that. I remembered seeing it last week and wasted 20 minutes earlier trying to find it in my history. Definitely weird.

tip e. canoe's picture

who's the chick with the dark shades?  (the one who dropped her "purse")

"she" looks like marilyn manson.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Thats exactly the picture my initial post was in reference to.

tip e. canoe's picture

nice of "her" to hide her adam's apple under that scarf.

Canadian Dirtlump's picture

yeah I have the same problem and have taken to saving all the pics I see for instances just like this.. the whole fukkin thing is bizarre.

gabeh73's picture

The only comment worth a damn on this thread

SilverMoneyBags's picture

Its really not that far fetched to presume that a hardline Muslim man may have had his wife cook him a few meals with the pressure cooker because he turned it into a bomb. Just sayin...

francis_sawyer's picture

The Boston version of the pristine passport... What Luck!

Precious's picture

The Boston Police Department has the DNA surrounded and is preparing to apprehend it with Flash-Bangs.

Rustysilver's picture

Now, if they find a  landing gear on top of Boston University Book Store, than I will believe anything.

Seer's picture

That was my very first thought!  (thank you for bringing it up)

I'd love to have someone explain how DNA can survive a bomb explosion.  I'm beginning to think that DNA is FAR more robust than Kryptonite (Superman, are you there? you pussy!)...


Miffed Microbiologist's picture

Seer, you'd be shocked how stable DNA is. I've left,by mistake, DNA I've extracted @ 95 degrees centigrade for 4 hrs and it hadnt degraded at all! I left DNA extracted from Tuberculosis bacteria @ 70 deg C over night and it hadnt degraded. Chemicals can denature it but I could fully believe it could survive a bomb blast. Probably a good thing it's so stable or you'd see more people walking around with with arms sticking out of their foreheads.


Cursive's picture

Am I the only person who has a hard time linking someone to an expended combustable based on DNA swabbing?

harami's picture

There was probably a CSI episode on it at some point, so it's totally real.

Skateboarder's picture

Didn't ja hurr, evidence no longer has to obey the laws of biology/physics/chemistry/mathematics (all subsets of the notion of truth).