Saturday, May 4, 2013

Funeral director: No cemetery will take Tsarnaev

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — The Massachusetts funeral director who is trying to find a cemetery to accept Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s body says an autopsy shows the suspected Boston Marathon bomber died of bullet wounds suffered during a shootout with police and blunt-force injuries when he was run over by a car driven by his fleeing brother, according to media reports Saturday.

The official report of the autopsy on Tsarnaev, 26, of Cambridge, Mass., hasn’t been released, but the death certificate listed those causes, media reports said, quoting Peter Stefan, the Worchester, Mass., funeral director who is handling arrangements for Tsarnaev’s family. Stefan said he has looked without luck for burial plots in cemeteries in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Jersey, according to media reports.