WORCESTER, Mass. — The body of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was buried in an unknown gravesite Thursday after police said an anonymous person stepped forward to help arrange the secret burial.
The burial ended a weeklong search for a place willing to take Tsarnaev's body out of Worcester, where his remains had been stored at a funeral home amid protests. The cities where Tsarnaev lived and died and his mother's country all refused the remains.
Amid the frustration, Worcester's police chief urged an end to the quandary. "We are not barbarians," police Chief Gary Gemme said. "We bury the dead."
By Thursday, police announced: "As a result of our public appeal for help, a courageous and compassionate individual came forward to provide the assistance needed to properly bury the deceased."
Police in Worcester, about 50 miles west of Boston, didn't say where the body was taken, only that it was no longer in the city.