As of last night, there were three dead, 176 injured. Of the 176, 71 remain hospitalized, 24 in critical condition and of the critical at least two are confirmed to be children, one the sister of the boy who died - she has lost a leg.
I've been trying to focus on the victims. But as information comes from both the officials and the world of social media some pieces are coming together - possibly.
According to WHDH reports beginning yesterday afternoon, a viewer submitted images to them, and they gave copies to the FBI. The photos, doctored to hide the blood and gore, are all over the internet now.
It is just haunting to see the innocent spectators in one image and then the carnage, the shoes, the blood, in the second.
If this is the bomb, it seems to different than the first explosion - the scene closest to the finish line across the street from the viewing stand full of VIPs. That explosion seemed to come from the inside the barrier, perhaps somewhere on the sidewalk.
Suppose someone knows a friend, family member or neighbor who bought two pressure cookers lately? Do we tell someone? Is that typical? If I'd purchased two pressure cookers to can or whatever, I wouldn't mind a visit from the police or FBI.
As reported by WHDH, authorities have been asking anyone who was taking photos in the area, and not just photos of the explosion, but anytime before or after the explosions, to share the images with the FBI or local law enforcement:
The FBI and other law enforcement agencies repeatedly appealed to the public to come forward with photos, videos or anything suspicious they might have seen or heard.If they can confirm to the public that they are looking for someone who was carrying both bags, or even if it is more than one person, each carrying one of these bags and leaving them - they can ask the public to help. Thousands of people were passing through these areas.
"The range of suspects and motives remains wide open," Richard DesLauriers, FBI agent in charge in Boston, said at a news conference. He vowed to "go to the ends of the Earth to identify the subject or subjects who are responsible for this despicable crime."
Someone must have seen something.
Help federal investigators: Email any photos or videos you have of Boylston Street during the Marathon to firstname.lastname@example.org or share any tips that might be important.
I love that dirty water ... BOSTON YOU'RE MY HOME