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  • Tsarnaev uncle arrives in Massachusetts, but family can't find a place to bury bombing suspect

    05/05/2013 7:12:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/05/13 | Jeff Black
    The family of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect killed in a shootout with police can’t find a place to bury him, even as his body is being prepared for just that purpose. An uncle of suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev arrived in Worcester, Mass., on Sunday to “prepare the body” of his nephew for burial. Ruslan Tsarni, of Mongomery Village, Md., came to the city about 40 miles west of Boston with three other men, who were not family members, and met with the director of the Graham Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Parlors.
  • State senator wants feds' help in finding gravesite for Boston bombing suspect

    05/05/2013 3:24:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 111 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 5, 2013
    A Massachusetts state senator says the federal government should intervene in the quest to find a final resting place for the elder Boston Marathon bomber. State Sen. Harriet L. Chandler, D-Worcester, said Uncle Sam needs to alleviate a Wochester funeral home’s onerous burden of having accepted Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s corpse on Friday after it was released by the state medical examiner.
  • Cemeteries In 3 States Reject Tamerlan Tsarnaev Burial

    05/03/2013 12:34:41 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 98 replies
    WBZ TV ^ | 5/3/13 | WBZ TV
    BOSTON (CBS) – The body of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is now at a funeral home in Worcester. Peter Stefan, owner of Graham Putnam and Mahoney Funeral Parlors, told WBZ-TV Friday he is handling funeral arrangements for the Tsarnaev family. Stefan said his staff has experience with Muslim services, which includes washing the body and preparing it for burial. A police cruiser parked outside the Graham Putnam and Mahoney Funeral Parlor Friday. “We take care of a lot of Muslim funerals here, throughout the state,” Stefan said, “and this was no different, except for the circumstances.” A burial...
  • Funeral home director: No one wants to bury bomb suspect

    05/04/2013 6:11:45 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 84 replies
    Funeral home director: No one wants to bury bomb suspect By The Associated Press on May 04, 2013 at 8:55 AM, updated May 04, 2013 at 9:02 AM BOSTON (AP) — A funeral home director was scrambling to find a cemetery that would bury a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, ignoring protesters gathered outside his business and saying everybody deserves a dignified burial service no matter the circumstances of his or her death. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, died from "gunshot wounds of torso and extremities" and blunt trauma to his head and torso, said Worcester funeral home owner Peter Stefan,...