Investigators search landfill for clues in marathon bombing
DARTMOUTH, Mass. (WHDH) -- Investigators combed through a landfill in Dartmouth on Thursday looking for receipts in connection with the bombings at the Boston Marathon.
The FBI is not confirming the search, but 7News has learned the FBI was on the scene at the Crapo Hill Solid Waste Facility. At least a dozen investigators dressed in white suits sifted through trash at the landfill looking for evidence connected to the bombings.
7News has learned investigators are looking for receipts for bomb parts, such as pressure cookers or remote controls for toys, which might help link suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to the Boston Marathon bombings. Tsarnaev attended college at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth a few miles away from the landfill.
The receipts may have come from a dumpster at a New Bedford apartment complex, which is in the same area investigators took three suspects in for questioning last Friday.
A neighbor, who lives across the hall from those suspects, told 7News she saw Tsarnaev hanging out with them in recent months. She said sometimes they would party late into the night and one morning she knocked on their door at 3 a.m. when the party got too loud.
“I wasn’t, like, introduced to him. He came to me and gave me a hug and that was it. I know nothing about him. I didn’t know his name until Friday,” said the neighbor
The kindly grandmother says the people who lived across the hall were wonderful to her.
“They were nice. They invited me to a lot of their parties…Why should I be nervous? They were nice boys [ages] 19 and 20. I have grandchildren that are 19 and 20, but they were nice. I was like their mother,” said the neighbor.
Tsarnaev, 19, was arrested on Friday after hiding out in a boat in Watertown. He initially answered questions, but that cooperation has apparently stopped. Tsarnaev’s brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, died on Friday.
Law enforcement officials continue to block off access to the landfill. Only investigators and trash trucks were allowed inside Thursday.