The Chechen-born Boston Marathon bombing suspect who died in a police chase following the April attack has been buried at a Muslim cemetery in Doswell, media reports indicate.
According to the Boston Globe, Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s remains were interred at the Al-Barzakh Cemetery, located in Caroline County.
According to a website still under construction for the cemetery, more than a dozen Muslims are buried at what they call the first all-Muslim cemetery in Central Virginia.
The burial follows upheaval in Massachusetts concerning the disposal of the suspected terrorist’s remains.
According to the Boston Globe, when Tsarnaev’s body arrived at a funeral home in Worcster, Mass. last Friday, the cities of Cambridge and Boston and cemetery officials in at least three other states refused to accept his remains.
Media reports indicate a Virginia woman concerned about the situation set the wheels in motion for Tsarnaev’s Virginia burial.
Tsarnaev was the oldest of two brothers suspected of exploding improvised explosive devices at the finish line of the Boston Marathon April 15, which killed three and injured more than 200. He was later killed during a police shootout, shortly after authorities had identified him as one of the potential bombers. Tsarnaev’s younger brother, Dzhokhar, was injured during the shootout and was later apprehended. He now faces charges that carry the death penalty.