Loading…
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
HomeNewsNation
Published: Friday, 5/10/2013

Uncle: Marathon bombing suspect buried in Virginia

Uncle: Boston Marathon bombing suspect buried in Virginia with help of 'faith coalition'

ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON — The uncle of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev says his nephew has been buried in Virginia.

Ruslan Tsarni said Friday that the body was buried in a cemetery in Doswell, Va., near Richmond, with the help of a “faith coalition.”

The burial this week ended a frustrating search for a community willing to take the body, which had been kept at a funeral parlor in Worcester (WUH’-stur), Mass., as cemeteries refused to take the remains.

Tsarni says he’s relieved by the resolution, saying, a “corpse must be in the soil.”

Tsarnaev was killed April 19 in a getaway attempt after a gunbattle with police. His younger brother, Dzhokhar (joh-HAHR’), was captured later in the day and remains in custody.



Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Related stories