Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- Investigators will likely be combing the crime scene in Boston for at least a few more days, and they’re documenting every detail to piece together exactly what happened on Monday.
Retired New York State crime scene investigator Adrian Grenier says the explosions themselves were well documented and the evidence is spread throughout the city of Boston.
“The evidence is spread throughout the city of Boston, from the shrapnel lodged in buildings, to eye witness accounts of those injured,” Grenier told NewsChannel 9.
Grenier says it’s about knowing what to look for on the scene. Explosion experts came in, knowing to look for certain items, for example: the pressure cooker. And that could come with key information, according to Grenier.
“They could recover fingerprints from that. if someone was handling it without wearing gloves, absolutely, even through it's been through a blast the fingerprints could still be available to be processed,” Grenier said.
In a case like this, no detail will be too small to document and to piece together what happened for use in court.
“The people involved do have a right to due-process and they have a right to defend themselves and this evidence is part of what would be useful to them and also to the prosecution,” Grenier continued.
The FBI will continue documenting and collecting evidence at the scene for the coming days, while processing that evidence could take months.