(Times of Israel) The families of three Boston-area men gruesomely murdered in 2011 have steadfastly declined to speak to the press even as suspicion has taken root that the men, two of them Jewish, were murdered by alleged Boston bomber and Islamist radical Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

The three men were Erik Weissman, 31, Raphael Teken, 37, and Brendan Mess, 25.

FBI investigators have been speaking to the families in recent days in an attempt to determine if there was a connection between the 2011 murders of their relatives and the Tsarnaev brothers, who stand accused of the bombing of the Boston Marathon on April 15 that killed three and wounded over 260.

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