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The city of Boston released an updated death certificate for Tsarnaev showing that he was buried in Al-Barzakh Muslim Cemetery in Doswell, Virginia, outside Richmond.
His body was moved from the Boston medical examiner's office to the Worcester funeral home, but his family did not claim the body and the cities of Boston and Cambridge refused to accept his remains.
Worcester police said on Thursday a person had approached them with a solution for the body after a public plea for help.Police withheld the identify of that person.
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been buried in a Muslim cemetery in Virginia, after authorities spent a week searching for a final resting place for the ethnic Chechen's remains.
The body of Tsarnaev, who was killed in an April 19 shootout with police, was moved earlier this week from the Graham Putnam & Mahoney funeral home in Worcester, Massachusetts, police there said on Thursday.
The funeral home had faced unrelenting protests over the past week as it struggled to find a cemetery willing to accept the body.
The controversy, however, appeared not have ended on Friday.
Officials from Caroline County, Virginia, where the cemetery is located, said they were reviewing the burial to make sure it was legal.
Police in Worcester, Massachusetts, said the body of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been buried outside the city:
Police said "a courageous and compassionate individual came forward" to properly bury the remains, which had been at a funeral home for about a week.
Sgt. Kerry Hazelhurst said in a statement that the body "is no longer in Worcester and is now entombed".
A Massachusetts police chief pleaded for help in finding a site to bury Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, saying, "We are not barbarians. We bury the dead".
Worcester Police Chief Gary Gemme in Massachusetts said, “There is a need to do the right thing".
The plea came a day after Chief Gemme said a deal struck to bury Tsarnaev's remains at a state prison dissolved, with state officials no longer offering their cooperation.
Tsarnaev has been dead for almost three weeks.
Funeral director Peter Stefan accepted his remains and prepared them in accordance with Muslim tradition, but no one has agreed to bury them yet.
The uncle of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect killed in shootout with police has arrived in Massachusetts to arrange for his burial, the Associated Press reported
Ruslan Tsarni, who lives in Maryland, arrived at a Worcester funeral home and met with funeral director Peter Stefan.
The funeral director said three men who accompanied Mr Tsarni plan to wash and perform Muslim burial rites on the body of Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
Mr Stefan said he still hasn't found a cemetery that is willing to bury Tsarnaev. He plans to ask the city of Cambridge - where Tsarnaev lived - to provide a burial plot.
If Cambridge turns him down, Mr Stefan plans to seek help from state officials.
Mr Tsarni has denounced the acts Tamerlan and his brother, Dzhokhar, are accused of. He said they had "put shame" on his family and the Chechen community.
A funeral director said the family of Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was put in touch with him because he has handled other Muslim funerals and is known in the community.
Peter Stefan, owner of the funeral home, declined to identify the graveyard officials he has spoken with thus far, saying he hopes to change their minds.
He compared his efforts on behalf of Tsarnaev to the doctors who treated him and the lawyers preparing to defend the ethnic Chechen's younger brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was wounded in the April 19 shootout and is being held in a nearby prison facility.
"This is a situation that has to be dealt with. It has gone on way too long," Mr Stefan said.
Mr Stefan said he hopes to find a burial site soon.
Massachusetts funeral home owner said he is struggling to find a graveyard willing to accept the body of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed in a shoot out with police four days after an attack that left three dead and 264 injured.
Peter Stefan, owner of the funeral home in Worcester, Massachusetts, said he would turn to government officials for help if he cannot find a resting place for Tsarnaev soon.
"Everyone deserves a burial. It doesn't matter who it is," Stefan said in a telephone interview.
"I can't pick and choose."
Tsarnaev died from gunshot wounds to his torso and extremities and blunt trauma to his head and body, according to a person familiar with the death certificate.
One of the three people taken into custody in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings, is due to have his hearing on Monday, the District Attorney of Massachusetts has posted on his Twitter.
Federal, state and local authorities have been searching the woods near the University of Massachusetts' Dartmouth campus as part of their investigation into the Boston Marathon bombing.
A spokeswoman for US attorney Carmen Ortiz said the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is taking the lead on the search and said there was no threat to public safety.
Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is recovering in a prison hospital after being wounded in a shootout with police, was a student at UMass-Dartmouth.
The brothers suspected of the Boston Marathon bombings originally planned to carry out the attack on July 4 this year, a law enforcement official has said.
But the official claimed the Tsarnaev brothers decided to strike earlier because they completed building their bombs more quickly than expected.