NORTH KINGSTOWN – Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing on Monday who was killed by police in a violent shootout in Watertown, Mass., was married to a woman with local ties.
Warren and Judith Russell, of North Kingstown released the following statement to the media this evening.
"Our daughter has lost her husband today, the father of her child. We cannot begin to comprehend how this horrible tragedy occurred. In the aftermath of the Patriot's Day horror, we know that we never really knew Tamerlane Tsarnaev. Our hearts are sickened by the horror he has inflicted. Please respect our family's privacy at this time."
North Kingstown Police Chief Thomas Mulligan confirmed that detectives from the State Police and F.B.I. visited the Russell's home this morning for “about ten to fifteen minutes.” He said detectives were looking for an “individual who doesn't live around here anymore.”
On Friday evening there was a small contingent of local and national media gathered outside the home. A man who exited the house initially told the media he did not have any comment about an hour before the statement was released.