Boston Marathon Bomber Investigated as Possible Suspect in Unsolved 2011 Triple Murder

Investigators in Waltham, Massachusetts, are now looking in to the possibility that Tarmerlan Tsarnaev, the 26-year-old accused Boston Marathon bomber who died after a shootout with police Friday, may have been involved in an unsolved triple homicide that took place on the tenth anniversary of 9/11.

The three victims were murdered in their apartment on September 11, 2011 in Waltham, Massachusetts. They were found with their throats slashed. Peter Hermann of the Washington Post reports:

MaryBeth Long, a spokeswoman for the Middlesex County district attorney’s office, told The Washington Post that the homicide case “remains an active and ongoing investigation. We continue to follow all leads and will review any new information that may come to light in that case as a result of the investigation into the alleged bombing suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev.”
The Boston Globe reported that Tsarnaev, who was killed in a shootout with police, was friends with one of the victims, Brenden Mess, 25.

Police are investigating a possible connection between the accused Tsarnaev and one of the victims, Brendan Mess. Reportedly the two had been training together at a local gym. There is no word as to whether or not Tsarnaev knew the other victims, Raphael Tekken, 37, and Eric Weissman, 31.