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NEW DETAILS: Boston marathon bombing suspects
BOSTON -- The hunt for answers about what prompted the Boston Marathon bombings continues today -- from the surviving suspect's hospital bed, to the Russian Republic of Dagestan-- where investigators are interviewing the Tsarnaev brothers' parents.
Law enforcers kept coming to the MIT campus for a memorial service Wednesday--more than you could count--because of the one person missing.
"If it was any other police officer, Sean would be right here."
Friends say 27-year-old MIT Officer Sean Collier was seven when he vowed to grow up to do that job. Authorities believe Boston bombing suspects Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev killed him during a manhunt for them Thursday night.
"Whether it's Al Qaeda central or two twisted perverted cowardly knock-off jihadists here in Boston. Why do they do what they do?"
The suspects' former brother-in-law says he believes Tamerlan may have been influenced by a friend in Cambridge.
"I'm not sure if he inspired or taught him to be a radical Islamist, but he surely did have influence."
The FBI questioned Tamerlan at Russia's request in 2011.
But not after Tsarnaev returned from a 2012 trip to Russia.
"So he didn't stay where he went, but he learned something where he went and he came back with a willingness to kill people."
According to a US government official, surviving suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev-- still in the hospital--says US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan motivated the bombings.
"We are Collier strong. We are Boston strong."
Words of support at Officer Collier's memorial service echoed on Boylston Street--site of the bombing--now re-opened to the public for the first time.
Some holes already patched while other voids remain painfully clear.
New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Wednesday that Dzhokar Tsarnaev has told investigators he and his brother were headed to New York city to "party" after the attack.
Kelly says he does not believe they were planning an attack, they just wanted to celebrate.