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Boston Marathon Bomber

Tamerlan Tsarnaev

DEATH PHOTO SURFACES

4/19/2013 10:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0419-boston-suspect-Tamerlan-Tsarnaev-gettyA gruesome death photo of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has surfaced online ... and law enforcement sources tell TMZ it's 100% authentic.

The photo first appeared on Reddit moments ago ... posted by someone who claims the photo was obtained by a "friend" who works downtown.

The picture shows the lifeless corpse of 26-year-old Tamerlan laying on a table.

The body has multiple bullet wounds ... as well as a gigantic gash along his chest rib cage area.

The body is covered in blood ... especially in the facial region.

In the death photo, Tamerlan's mouth and eyes are open wide.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the photo is authentic. One source tells us officials are investigating to find out who leaked the picture.

Tamerlan was killed in a shootout with police in Watertown, Massachusetts early this morning. His 19-year-old brother Dzhokhar is on the run.

Both are suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing that killed 3 people and injured nearly 200 more.

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SLW1957    

Here is the link to the reddit posting and comments. It is labeled as NSFW > That refers to "Not Safe For Work" to open either due to nudity or gruesomeness. http://redd.it/1copij


490 days ago
47.

Most H8d     

Lol what a joke. The area surrounding the cavity is cleaned but the entire face is covered in blood. That pic looks fake

490 days ago
48.

SZ    

Word here in the Boston area is that his brother RAN HIM OVER with the Mercedes to escape from the fire fight. That is why he has a huge gash across his torso. This is insanity.

490 days ago
49.

SDnRnRoll    

I just saw it,it's sweet justice.

490 days ago
50.

skittlesbreaker19    

People...authorities have already said 100% authentic pic...your not experts

490 days ago
51.

pandora    

What caused that huge gash?

490 days ago
52.

LuvLeeRita    

This is your warning. I saw it and had to take deep breaths... this is totally gruesome and if you see it be prepared to be traumatized. Now I wish I hadn't looked at it.

490 days ago
53.

penrull    

I seen it. Its pretty gross

490 days ago
54.

penrull    

its gross

490 days ago
55.

armywife    

I am having a hard time finding the link. Can someone help?

490 days ago
56.

tiredofidiots    

Seriously TMZ, look at the photo before you post something like this. Anyone with a brain would know that it's not blood on his face but burn marks. Don't you people research things before you post it on your site. Almost as bad as Perez Hilton's typos all the time.

490 days ago
57.

SarcasticSupermodel    

Ok...not for the faint of heart...SLW1957's link is the correct one. But seriously, it's pretty shocking.

490 days ago
58.

benadvanced    

LOL looks like he has a hitch in his gitty up. Dont F with 'Merica.

490 days ago
59.

MSCSpecial    

Believe in Jesus...evil comes in many forms

490 days ago
60.

ANABELL    

IVE SEEN THE PICTURE AND IT'S GROSSSS HE HAS A BIG WOUND ON THE SIDE OF HIS BODY

490 days ago
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