Tamerlan Tsarnaev Buried In Virginia
The body of Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev was buried in a cemetery in Central Virginia:
The remains of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev have been buried in a Muslim cemetery in Doswell, a small community in central Virginia about 15 miles from the state capital of Richmond.
Tsarnaev’s remains are interred at the Al-Barzakh Cemetery, the first Muslim cemetery in central Virginia, according to two sources briefed on the situation. Officials from the cemetery could not immediately be reached for comment.
The burial was coordinated by a Virginia woman who saw news reports about the protest outside the Worcester funeral home, where it had languished for nearly a week, and decided to help. She said today that she had reached out to the Islamic Society of Greater Richmond and asked if they could help facilitate the burial. The society then secured a burial plot in the cemetery and coordinated the body’s transfer Wednesday night.
On the official Virginia tourism webpage, Doswell is described as a village once known as Hanover Junction because two railroad lines that played a role in the Civil War are located nearby. Doswell is part of Hanover County, which is located about 15 miles from the state capital of Richmond, and is also listed as the birthplace of Triple Crown Winner, Secretariat.
Tsarnaev’s body was removed from the funeral home without any public notice. Only after it was buried did Worcester police publicly announce both the removal of the remains and its entombment. Police said only that the remains were “entombed” somewhere outside Worcester.
I’m actually somewhat surprised that this became public at all, never mind that it became public so quickly. Given the controversy surrounding the fate of Tsarneav’s remains, I would have thought that everyone involved would have preferred secrecy. Hopefully, one of my fellow Virginians won’t do anything stupid.