Alleged Boston Bomber, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Died of Gunshots, Head Trauma
Details contained in the death certificate were released Friday by the owner of a funeral home handing arraignments for the 26-year-old.
Tamerlan died during a gunfight with authorities a few days after the deadly bombings.
His uncle Ruslan Tsarni — who initially said his nephews brought shame on the family and all Chechens — claimed Tamerlan’s body, according to a family spokeswoman.
Funeral home owner Peter Stefan said his business is familiar with Muslim services.
And, despite the threat of protests, Stefan said he believes everyone deserves a dignified burial service.
However, finding a final resting place for the suspected terrorist may be a more difficult task.
Stefan, told Reuters he was having trouble finding a cemetery willing to accept Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s body.
Stefan said he will contact the government for help if he cannot find a suitable grave-site.