- The Washington Times - Friday, May 10, 2013

The body of Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was reportedly buried in a Muslim cemetery in a small town in central Virginia, about 15 miles away from Richmond.

Al-Barzakh Cemetery in Doswell, the first Muslim resting place in the region, has interred Tsarnaev’s remains, according to the Boston Globe.

Tsarnaev, 26, died during a shootout with police in Watertown, Mass. His brother and fellow bombing suspect Dzhokhar, 19, is recovering from gunshot wounds at Fort Devens.

The interment came after a Virginia woman saw the protests outside a Worcester, Mass., funeral home that was storing Tsarnaev’s body. Nobody wanted him buried locally, and she decided to help.

The woman contacted the Islamic Society of Greater Richmond and asked if members could help find a burial ground for the body. Society members found the Doswell cemetery and moved Tsarnaev on Wednesday evening, the Globe reported.

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