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Burial of Tamerlan Tsarneav’s body caught Virginia officials by surprise

DOSWELL, Va. - The Muslim cemetery where the remains of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev now lie is located off a gravel road in a region of central Virginia known for thoroughbreds, the Civil War, and the Kings Dominion amusement park.

The Al-Barzakh Cemetery currently has 47 marked graves and four unmarked graves, one of which presumably now contains Tsarnaev’s body. Tsarnaev was buried here after his remains spent nearly a week in a Worcester funeral home, while relatives and funeral director Peter Stefan searched for a cemetery willing to accept the alleged terrorist’s body.

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