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Uncle: Marathon bombing suspect buried in Virginia

11:55 AM, May 10, 2013   |    comments
Boston Marathon bombing suspect identified as 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Photo: FBI.
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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 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, was captured later in the day and remains in custody.

Associated Press

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