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UPDATE Officials Reviewing Procedures in Burial of Boston Bomb Suspect


UPDATE May 10, 2013 4:45 PM

Officials say they will examine whether all laws were followed in carrying out the hushed burial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev in Virginia.

If not, leaders in rural Caroline County say they could seek to have his body moved elsewhere.

Sheriff Tony Lippa and Floyd Thomas, chairman of the Caroline Board of Supervisors, spoke Friday at a news conference. They say no state or local officials were notified that Tsarnaev would be buried in a private Muslim cemetery about 25 miles north of Richmond.

Permission is not required from officials as long as laws are followed. While they say they don't want Caroline County remembered as the resting place for someone tied to such a horrific act, there's likely nothing they can do.

They say they are concerned about vandalism or the site becoming a shrine to anti-American sympathizers.

UPDATE May 10, 2013 2:45 PM

The decision to bury Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev in a small Islamic cemetery in rural Virginia is angering some members of the area's Islamic community, who say they weren't consulted.

The imam of the Islamic Center of Virginia says his group was never consulted -- and that the burial was done with the help of a separate Islamic group. He says the "whole Muslim community" in the area is "furious" that it was done behind their backs. And he adds that it "makes no sense whatsoever" that Tsarnaev's body was buried in Virginia.

UPDATE May 10, 2013 12:18 PM

Ruslan Tsarni, the uncle of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 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 , Mass., as cemeteries refused to take the remains.

Tsarni says he's relieved by the resolution, saying, a "corpse must be in the soil."

May 10, 2013

Sources are telling the Boston Globe that Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been buried at a Muslim cemetery in Doswell, Virginia.

All death certificates include information about the final resting place of the remains, however Tsarnaev's has yet to be released.

Tsarnaev died in a shootout with police following the Boston Marathon bombings.

This is a developing story.


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