Update: Aug. 7, 3:21 p.m.
The FBI says the two men it suspects robbed the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum of $500 million worth of masterpieces in 1990 are dead.
Peter Kowenhoven, the FBI's assistant special agent in charge in Boston, told The Associated Press the thieves are deceased. Kowenhoven declined to identify the suspects.
Two years ago, investigators announced they knew who stole the 13 works — including paintings by Rembrandt and Vermeer, but they refused to elaborate, saying only that the investigation was now focused on recovering the missing artwork.
Update: Aug. 7, 1:40 p.m.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts has released an excerpt of surveillance video from The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum from March 17, 1990. Law enforcement officials say the video shows an unauthorized visitor entering the museum the night before the theft. The person is seen entering through the same door the thieves used the following night. Law enforcement officials are asking for the public’s help in identifying the man seen in the video.
In 1990, two men dressed as police officers walked into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, overwhelmed two security guards, and walked out with 13 valuable pieces of art, including masterpieces by Rembrandt and Vermeer.