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FBI Releases New Info On Bombs That Went Off In Boston

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The FBI has released photos of what's left of one of the bombs that exploded at the finish line of the marathon, and a duffle bag that may have been used to conceal it. The FBI has released photos of what's left of one of the bombs that exploded at the finish line of the marathon, and a duffle bag that may have been used to conceal it.
Martin Richard, 8, and Krystle Campbell, 29, were the first two victims identified after Monday's fatal blasts. Martin Richard, 8, and Krystle Campbell, 29, were the first two victims identified after Monday's fatal blasts.
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Federal agents have more details on how the Boston Marathon bombings were carried out, but they still do not know who did it or why.

Investigators have received more than 2,000. They are looking at a variety of suspects and motives, as they closely examine the make-up of the bombs themselves, which we are learning were improvised explosive devices.

Three people were killed and more than 170 people injured in the bombings on Monday.

Some leads have gone nowhere, but investigators have made some headway with the forensic evidence, and what remains of the crude but devastatingly-effective bombs.

The FBI has released photos of what's left of one of the bombs that exploded at the finish line of the marathon.

The pictures show pieces of a pressure cooker. One shows the imprint gas and electric, while another shows what appears to be a backpack or duffel bag.

The explosives were reportedly put in 6-liter pressure cookers and appeared to have each contained

Nails, ball bearings and sharp metal pieces all designed to maximize the carnage.

Investigators say they were hidden in what looked to be black nylon duffel bags and left on the ground.

The two blew up within 10 seconds of each other. They were roughly a hundred yards apart near the marathon's very crowded finish line.

While the bombs appear to have been built from scratch, investigators say they were very powerful.

"The person who did this is someone's friend neighbor, co worker or relative," said Special Agent Richard Deslauriers, of the FBI Boston Field Office. "Someone knows who did this."

A circuit board triggering mechanism was found that may have been used to detonate those bombs, rather than a timing device. Fox News is told the FBI is scanning cell phone tower records for a quote "moment of detonation."

They are hoping positive hit would allow investigators to trace a phone number, which could potentially lead them to a suspect.

Video of the explosion may show pieces of the bomb lasting skyward.

The FBI is reinforcing the point that the case is still wide open, stressing it needs to hear from the public. They are making a passionate plea for video, audio and still pictures from people who may have captured something on a smartphone or camera that could lead investigators to whoever committed this horrific attack.

More evidence is coming from the fragments doctors have been removing from victims.

The FBI is painstakingly reconstructing the bombs to determine not just how they were made but who may have made them.

Right now, the biggest problem for investigators in the wake of the Boston attacks is the clock.

They say there are no clear suspects, and even the police raid of the apartment of a young Saudi national who was injured in the blast seems to have been a dead end.

FOX 29's Chris O'Connell reported Wednesday morning from Boston that the lack of an arrest is starting to frustrate Bostonians. There are no suspects, no one has claimed responsibility, and that leaves citizens without a face or name to blame.

Online propaganda from one al-Qaeda affiliate has specifically mentioned pressure cookers, and the FBI and Homeland Security warned of the devices in a bulletin after one was used in the attempted Times Square bombing back in 2010.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says there's no indication the attack is part of a larger plot, but she's still taking the investigation very seriously.

On Tuesday night, hundreds of supporters gathered for a vigil on Boston Common to honor the victims of the marathon explosions.

People lit candles, signed banners and listened to a choir perform.

Visitors joined in for songs, like "amazing grace" and "The Star Spangled Banner."

President Barack Obama will travel to Boston on Thursday to attend a service for the victims.

And we're learning more about the three who were killed.

Martin Richard, 8, of Dorchester, was right by the finish line when the bombs went off.

You can see in a picture that he wrote on a recent poster "No More Hurting People: Peace."

His little sister, Jane, lost a leg. His mother suffered a serious brain injury.

Martin's brother and father were not seriously hurt, but doctors did remove ball bearings from his father's leg.

Richard's father released a statement, saying, "My dear son Martin has died from injuries sustained in the attack on Boston. My wife and daughter are both recovering from serious injuries. We thank our family and friends, those we know, and those we have never met, for their thoughts and prayers.

I ask that you continue to pray for my family as we remember martin. We also ask for your patience and for privacy as we work to simultaneously grieve and recover."

The second victim is 29-year-old Krystle Campbell. She was also near the finish line, watching her friend's boyfriend run in the race.

Her friend was gravely injured and is still in the hospital.

Initially Campbell's family was told she had survived only to find out at the hospital it was her friend, who had her ID, who was still fighting for her life.

Campbell's mother spoke with reporters, choking back tears, as she remembered her daughter.

"Everybody that knew her loved her. … This doesn't make any sense," she said.

Campbell worked as a restaurant manager and was dedicated to her family. She had moved into her grandmother's home to help her recuperate from surgery. She took care of her grandmother for roughly two years.

The third victim was a Chinese national and graduate student from Boston University. According to Chinese newspapers, her name is Lu Lingzi.

The university released a statement, saying, "The student was one of three friends who watched the race near the finish line. Another of the three students, also a B.U. grad student, was injured and is in stable condition at Boston Medical Center."

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