Graphic Content Warning: Viewing photo of Tamerlan Tsarnaev dead “cathartic for some law enforcement officers”
It’s circulating seperately but based upon this description, a photo purported to be dead terrorist Tamerlan Tsarnaev is posted below.
His mouth is agape. His face is awash in blood. On his left side is a wide gash where doctors cut him open to try and save his life.
The image of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, dead and naked on a slab, snapped by an unknown person, was emailed repeatedly by law enforcement officers Friday.
“Suspect 1” was written above the gruesome picture.
Seeing a photo of one of the Marathon bombing suspects dead was cathartic, said one law enforcement official who saw the picture.
Passing it around was a rare chance “to revel” while other officers searched for Tsarnaev’s brother, Dzhokhar the official said. “Mission accomplished. We’re halfway there. Justice is served.”