Uncle: Family to claim Boston bomb suspect's body

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May 1, 2013, 8:07 am
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(NECN: Jackie Bruno) - There is new information coming out from the Boston Marathon bombings investigation, specifically about who will pick up the body of Tamerlin Tsarnaev.

Additionally, as the investigation continues, people are still grieving and going to the Copley Square memorial to express their feelings.
“I started the marathon this year,” said Lisa Barton. “I wasn’t able to finish the marathon, but up until that moment it was the most incredible day I ever experienced."

Through tears, a group of runners revisited the site of the bombings, stopping at the memorial to pay tribute to those lost. And even though it’s been more than two weeks, those runners were still feeling the effects of the bombing.

“Still a little jumpy - sirens, loud noises - but it’s getting better day by day,” said Greg Soutiea

And as Boston recovers, the investigation continues.

Tamerlin Tsarnaev’s body is still at the medical examiner’s office. His wife, Katherine Russell, won’t be picking it up. She’s been under heavy scrutiny by the FBI. Instead, she’d like the Tsarnaev family to retrieve his body.

Ruslan Tsarni, the suspect’s uncle, says the family will collect his remains. This, after he originally called them losers.

Meanwhile, female DNA has been found on one of the bombs used on Marathon Monday. But, authorities haven’t released who that DNA could belong to.

Marathon Sports is open again and on Wednesday, their running group will run again, as they did before the marathon - just another way this community is trying to regain normalcy.

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