Boston, nation grasp for answers

“Boston seeks answers in deadly blasts.”

“Boston begins search for normalcy.”

"City mourns victims of bombing.”

“Seeking answers in Boston.”

Those are the headlines in Boston, New York and Washington, D.C., Tuesday morning, as Boston and the nation grasped for answers in the wake of the bombings near the Boston Marathon finish line Monday.

Three people were killed — including an 8-year-old boy who was cheering his father in the race — and more than 170 were injured in the explosions. The FBI and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick reported Tuesday that two bombs exploded; no unexploded bombs were recovered as reported earlier. City, state and FBI officials said the crime scene continues to be processed and the investigation continues, but no further threat is believed to exist.

An estimated 17 Kitsap County residents were registered as runners in the race, according to the Boston Marathon website. None were believed to have been injured.

From the Kitsap Peninsula: Joel Braman, 31, of Bremerton; Kelsi L. Canavan, 27, of Silverdale; Kevin A. Fischer, 33, of Port Orchard; Travis L. Friedman, 33, of Silverdale; Terry E. Fritz, 50, of Port Orchard; Joey Gutjahr, 42, of Silverdale; Jeffrey Moen, 60, of Bremerton; Abigail B. Reichley, 34, of Bremerton; Matthew B. Taran, 45, of Bremerton.

From Bainbridge Island: Luis Borges, 51; Ron Copstead, 61; David Mcvay, 45, Ken Pinchiff, 49; Bob Powers, 50; Claudia Powers, 45, Charlie Quinn, 45; Peter S. Vosshall, 42.

Regional television stations have interviewed runners and others returning from Boston about their experience.

Google is providing a person finder tool at, as well as hotlines for families of victims and witnesses who may have information.

The American Red Cross is providing links for people seeking information about relatives, and for people to report themselves as OK. The Red Cross site also provides a way for people to donate to relief efforts.

“Lord be with those who are hurt, support their families with your presence. Comfort the families of those who lost their loved ones, be with our leadership as they respond to these murders.” – Mick Sheldon, on Facebook

For updated information about Kitsap County residents who were in Boston during the bombings, go to:






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