Tamerlan Tsarnaev Buried in Muslim Cemetery, Uncle Says

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DOSWELL, Va. — The body of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of two men accused of setting off deadly explosions at the Boston Marathon, has been buried in a Muslim cemetery in Doswell, Virginia, one of his uncles told CNN on Friday.


Tamerlan Tsarnaev

Tsarnaev’s remains were accepted “by an inter-faith coalition in that community — they responded to our calls,” his uncle Ruslan Tsarni, of Maryland, told CNN.

“My tradition was that of a Muslim, and I have that tradition of burial, and people helped me with that,” he said in a phone interview.

The confirmation comes a day after police in Worcester, Massachusetts, announced that a “courageous and compassionate individual came forward” to take Tsarnaev’s remains out of Worcester, where the body had been at a funeral home while Tsarni and officials tried to determine what to do with it.

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