Forensics Pieces Together Who Built Marathon Devices
by Jerome Taylor
|Flowers laid at a barricade on a deserted Boylston Street. Courtesy of The Independent
The confirmation that no undetonated devices have been found in Boston is a blow for those charged with piecing together exactly who is responsible for the twin blasts.
Unexploded bombs might have handed the FBI a treasure trove of uncorrupted information. Instead they are confronted with two large and chaotic blast scenes.
But even once bombs go off, forensic investigators are still able to gather vital clues using painstaking work that is akin to putting together a million piece jigsaw.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) has confirmed that 30 specially trained forensic scientists are currently working around the clock on the two blast sites. Over the coming days, no piece of evidence will be too small to ignore. They will comb every square inch of Boylston Street, including up on top of the roofs, bagging any fragment of the bomb they can find for analysis at the FBI’s bomb laboratory in Quantico.
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Source: The Independent