The dead body of alleged Boston Marathon bomber, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, has not yet been buried after being released by the state to a funeral home on Thursday; since no gravesite has been located that is willing to provide a burial plot for the corpse.
Cemeteries in Massachusetts and beyond are refusing to provide a gravesite for the remains to be buried, a funeral home official said.
Peter Stefan, director of Graham Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Parlors in Worcester, Massachusetts – where the dead body of Tsarnaev is currently housed – said in a TV interview: “My problem here is trying to find a gravesite. A lot of people don’t want to do this and they don’t want to be involved with this.”
He told ‘Good Morning America’ that, efforts to locate other plots from New Jersey and Connecticut have proven futile.
Apparently no one wants to associate themselves with the alleged bomber, whose catastrophic actions during the Boston Marathon bombings, left 3 people dead and wounded more than 280 others with scores maimed.
Stefan said that a small number of protesters had converged in his place of business to protest his willingness to be involved with the funeral service of Tsarnaev.
Meanwhile, Tsarnaev’s uncle, Ruslan Tsarni travelled to Massachusetts on Sunday from Maryland and met with Stefan for burial arrangements.
He told reporters on arrival that he fully understands why people would not want to associate themselves with such horrific events; but religion and belief demands the burial of Tsarnaev.
The pair – Stefan and Ruslan – is hoping to ask authorities in Cambridge, where Tsarnaev once lived for a burial site.
But that option seems to have evaporated already, as the Boston Globe reported Sunday night that, a Cambridge City Manager, Robert Healey – in a statement – says: “the city would be ‘adversely impacted’ by the turmoil, protests and wide spread media presence at such an interment.”
Another option will be to ask the state – which Stefan hinted earlier that he will pursue as a contingency plan. That idea is now almost a glaring option; since the city has preemptively rebuffed any possibility of providing a gravesite for the body to be buried.
The cause of death of Tsarnaev, according to authorities, was gunshot wounds to the torso and blunt trauma to the head – when his younger brother ran him over with a car, during a police firefight that left him dead.
In the immediate days of the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released photos of two men, suspected of being the bombers.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev could be seen with a black cap – walking and at some point standing – with younger brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in tow, with a white cap turned backwards.
The younger brother is currently being held in a prison medical center at Fort Devens in Massachusetts, after being transferred there from a Boston hospital; where he was initially treated for gunshot wounds.
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