Until all Boston bombing suspects are in custody, life will stop in Janet Peterson's living room

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. - Janet Peterson's phone rang continuously Friday, family members calling to check on her daughter, Laura.

"Laura's smart enough," Janet said. "She won't go outside."

Laura graduated from Shorecrest in St. Petersburg last year. She is currently a freshman at Harvard.

The university has been closed and on a recommended lockdown all day, sitting just about a mile away from the manhunt for the second Boston bomber suspect, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19.
Too nervous to talk to ABC Action News on camera, Laura stayed hidden in a dorm room all day, while Janet stayed in front of her TV, checking her phone for text updates from her daughter.

"She's probably a lot calmer than I am, but she's not the mom," Janet said.

The search for Tsarnaev shut down virtually the entire Boston area. Besides a few runners and some cars, streets and sidewalks stayed empty, while people stayed home from work, like Amy Bofman.

"The sirens and the running and the ambulances have been pretty commonplace the last few days," Bofman said.

Bofman sells real estate in Boston and Tampa Bay. Her Boston office is just 5 blocks from the blast site, and remains a crime scene blocked by barricades and memorials of flowers, stuffed animals, American flags, and crosses.

"As far as not being able to go back to work, it's a small price to pay for the search and capture of these guys," Bofman said. "It's a little unsettling. Will I be comfortable with everybody and anybody that walks in? Life has to go on."

Janet agrees. She believes Boston will return to normal, someday. Her family even plans to run a half-marathon in Boston later this year.

Until all suspects are in custody, however, life will stop in her living room.

"I'll watch until I see that they've got him and I can be completely relaxed again," Janet said.

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