Tamerlan Tsarnaev Buried; "Compassionate Individual" Agrees to Take Boston Suspect's Body

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Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been buried in an undisclosed location outside the city of Worcester, Mass., police said.

Not surprisingly, this occurred after a lengthy search to find a community willing to take the body of the brother of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is in custody.

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Worcester police said in a statement:

"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."

Sgt. Kerry Hazelhurst said the suspect's body was no longer in Worcester and is now entombed. Police did not specify where the body was taken.

Tsarnaev's body was moved to Worcester when officials could not find a willing funeral home in any Boston-area community, including Cambridge.

His family had lived in that city for nearly a decade; Tsarnaev's uncle, Ruslan Tsarni, had custody of the body and eventually released it to officials.

Meanwhile, Tsarnaev's widow continues to face questions from federal authorities and has hired a criminal lawyer with experience defending terrorism cases.

Katherine Russell added New York lawyer Joshua Dratel to her legal team, said her attorney Amato DeLuca, who praised his co-counsel Wednesday.

Dratel's "unique, specialized experience" will ensure that Russell "can assist in the ongoing investigation in the most constructive way possible.

He said Russell, who has not been charged with any crime, will continue to meet with investigators as "part of a series of meetings over many hours."

DeLuca has said Russell has been adamant that she had absolutely no reason to suspect her husband and his brother in the deadly April 15 bombing.

Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, ethnic Chechen brothers living in Massachusetts, are accused of the terrorist attack that killed three and injuried 260.

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