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Brits Seek ‘White Widow’ DNA for Kenya Investigation

British police are trying to obtain DNA samples from the family of the so-called “White Widow,” wanted fugitive Samantha Lewthwaite, to see if there is a match with any of the bodies found in the rubble of the Westgate terror attack in Kenya, U.S. authorities told ABC News today.

Lewthwaite has been sought by Kenyan authorities since late 2011 for her alleged link to al-Shabab terrorists, the same group that claimed to be responsible for assaulting the Westgate for days earlier this week, killing at least 61 civilians. Several media outlets have speculated about Lewthwaite’s potential connection to the attack following unverified reports that a woman was among the attackers.

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