Chicago Police to aid investigation in Boston Marathon bombing

April 19, 2013|By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas | RedEye

Can Chicago help Boston?

As the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings continues, the Chicago Police Department is sending five investigators and one sergeant to Boston to help, police officials said in a press release Friday afternoon.

The release said that Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis asked for the assistance this morning in a conversation with Chicago Police Superintendent Gary McCarthy.

Earlier Friday, Boston officials told reporters that one of two bombing suspects was dead and a massive hunt for the second man is underway.

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