Boston bombing suspect buried in Virginia, family says


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Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, pictured here accepting a trophy for winning a boxing championship. (Julia Malakie, The Lowell Sun Publishing Co 2010)
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, pictured here accepting a trophy for winning a boxing championship. (Julia Malakie, The Lowell Sun Publishing Co 2010)
Updated: 5/10/2013 11:32 am Published: 5/10/2013 11:27 am


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon bombing suspect who was killed in a gunbattle with authorities just a few days after the explosions has been buried in Virginia, family members said Friday.

Ruslan Tsarni, the uncle of Tamerlan Tsarnaev said that the 26-year-old's body was buried with the help of a "faith coalition" in Virginia.  However, he would not say exactly where the remains had been entombed.

The burial this week ended a frustrating family search for a community willing to take the body, which had been kept at a funeral parlor in Worcester, Mass. since Tsarnaev was killed on April 19 because multiple cemeteries refused to take the remains.

Tsarni made headlines immediately after the bombings when he publicly criticized Tamerlan Tsarnaev, calling him a "loser", and condemned his role in the attack.

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