A report by New York’s Jewish Press two weeks ago notes a possible link between the Boston bombers and the unsolved murder of three men, two of them Jewish, in a suburb of Boston on Sept. 11, 2011. ABC News reported that police officials say certain forensic evidence found at the crime scene of the triple homicide matches that of Tamerlane and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects. The officials also say records of cell phones used by the brothers put them in the area of the murders on that date.
The three men – Brendan Mess, Rafael Teken and Erik Weissman – were found dead in an apartment several miles from the campus of Brandeis University in the Boston suburb of Waltham, Mass. Teken and Weissman were Jewish. Tamerlane Tsarnaev knew all three men, at one time describing Mess as his “best friend,” though he did not attend his funeral.