An Eerie Walk Through the Tsarnaev's Boston Area Neighborhood

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Candles are lit for those who died in the Boston Marathon bombings and the subsequent police manhunt at a memorial on Boylston Street in Boston, Massachusetts April 21, 2013. Two explosions hit the Boston Marathon April 15 killing at least three people and injuring over 100 others. Krystle Campbell, Lu Lingz and Martin Richard were killed in the bombings while MIT police officer Sean Collier was killed during the manhunt for the suspects. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTXYVDC


Laure Mandeville knows Chechnya well.

For 20 years, she covered Russia and its Caucusus region for the French newspaper Le Figaro.

Mandeville is now chief US correspondent for the daily.

She came to Boston over the weekend to speak with members of the Chechen community here, and to friends and neighbors of Boston bombing suspects Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

She says after having covered Russia and the former Soviet Union for years, tracing back the Tsarnaev brothers' steps through their close-knit community brought more questions than answers.