Amateur Videos, Photos Crucial In Boston Bombing Investigation

Originally posted on CBS New York:

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Videos and photographs have been playing a major role in finding the bomber who struck the Boston Marathon.

“You never know which frame is going to reveal the critical information,” said forensic expert Larry Kobilinsky.

As CBS 2’s Tony Aiello reported, Kobilinsky said it is impossible to overstate the importance of still and video imagery to the bombing investigation – particularly in an age where everyone has a camera-equipped smartphone.

“It could be a photo that some passerby took that could be key to breaking the case,” Kobilinsky said.

Video and still pictures have been pouring in, according to authorities.

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“We have had a tremendous outpouring of support from the public in terms of video that has been submitted to us,” said FBI Special Agent Richard DesLauriers.

Still pictures have also come in, and experts have spent long hours sifting through…

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