Autopsies Provide New Info About Bulgaria Suicide Bomber
Some new details have come to light and authorities are now trying to determine if the bomber was one guy wearing disguises, or if he had an accomplice. Let’s hope not as an accomplice could still be out there.
SOFIA, Bulgaria — Autopsies have provided officials with new information about the suicide bomber who killed five vacationing Israelis and a Bulgarian bus driver in the Black Sea resort town of Burgas, an official said Sunday.
But the identity of the attacker appeared to remain unknown, and Bulgaria’s government was continuing to investigate whether he had carried out the attack with the help of an accomplice. […]
Dr. Galina Mleva, a forensic expert who took part in autopsies on the victims and the attacker, told Bulgarian National TV on Sunday that the bomber did not meet the description of some witnesses, raising the possibility that they had seen an accomplice. Mileva said the bomber ‘had a white face, light eyes, and very thick brown hair. The facial bones were shattered in the explosion.’
On Friday, district prosecutor Kalina Tchapkanova cited witness reports that the suspect had dark eyes. […]
Bulgarian prosecutors have said a man tried to rent a car in the days before the bombing but was turned down because his ID appeared suspicious. Authorities have examined his fingerprints, his DNA and his fake Michigan driver’s license. They also said the man actually had short hair. It was not clear if he was wearing a wig, or if this was a different person from the bomber.
Afrodita Petrova, the owner of the car rental company, told Bulgarian National TV that the suspect had short dark hair when visiting the office. She said he was the same person from the video camera footage and appeared to be wearing a wig.
‘He spoke English with an Arab accent,’ she said.
Tsvetanov has said the investigation has ruled out that the bomber was a Bulgarian citizen, but he did not say how authorities know that. ‘Now we are focused on finding out the identity of the suicide bomber,’ he said. […]