Autopsy on Tsarnaev Friend Killed by Feds Being Withheld by FBI

Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 09:47 AM

By Alexandra Ward

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The FBI has ordered a Florida medical examiner's office not to release results of the autopsy of a Chechen man who was fatally shot by a federal agent in May while being questioned about his ties to the Tsarnaev brothers.

Ibragim Todashev, 27, was shot to death May 22 at an apartment complex in Orlando when Boston FBI agents went to question him in connection to a 2011 triple murder in Waltham, Mass. He reportedly implicated Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev and himself in the murders before he was killed.

At the time, one official told reporters that Todashev was unarmed when he lunged at an agent during the interrogation and overturned a table. Other reports claimed he was carrying either a knife, a gun, or a metal pole.

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Now, the FBI has ordered that the autopsy report be withheld while it conducts an internal investigation.

"The FBI has informed this office that the case is still under active investigation and thus not to release the document," Tony Miranda, forensic records coordinator for Orange and Osceola counties in Orlando, said in a letter to the media Tuesday.

Todashev, who ran in the same mixed martial arts fighting circle as Tsarnaev, was arrested in 2010 in Boston for a road-rage incident and again in Florida weeks before he was killed for allegedly beating a man in a fight over a parking space, according to the Boston Globe.

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Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in a gunfight with police April 19, days after he allegedly set off two bombs at the Boston Marathon with his younger brother Dzhokhar.

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