The FBI released a photo of Suspect 1 and Suspect 2 (L) in surveillance video from the Boston Marathon. Suspect 1 was Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and Suspect 2 is his brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, both of Cambridge, Massachusetts on April 19, 2013. Both are suspected of planting the bombs that killed three and injured 170 during the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. Tamerlan was killed by police on April 18, 2013. UPI | License Photo
Umarova was a friend of Dzokhar Tsarnaev, charged in the April 2013 bombing at the Boston Marathon, and his brother Tamerlan, who was killed in a shootout with police. She has a U.S. passport, ABC News added, and traveled from Boston to Chechnya in July to visit relatives but has not returned.
Her family told federal authorities she stayed in Chechnya to marry a man she met, ABC News said.
She is believed to have posted jihadist imagery online and her younger brothers, Adam, 20, and Junes, 18, are under suspicion for their online support of the Tsarnaev brothers, authorities said.
"No one is calling Heda a terrorist, but her travel has certainly garnered some attention. People are concerned that a 23-year-old is in Chechnya, a country she fled from, and now she is deciding to stay on her own," the law enforcement official said.