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Boston bombing suspect buried in Virginia: report

People visit a make-shift memorial in Boston on April 20, 2013, near the scene of the Boston Marathon explosions
People visit a make-shift memorial on Boylston Street in Boston on April 20, 2013, near the scene of the Boston Marathon explosions. The remains of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev have been buried in a Muslim cemetery outside Virginia's s

The remains of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev have been buried in a Muslim cemetery outside Virginia's state capital Richmond, local media said Friday.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch newspaper said Tsarnaev, 26, killed in a shootout with police four days after the April 15 bombings, was buried Thursday at Al-Barzakh Cemetery in Doswell, a rural community of 2,000 people.

On its website (www.timesdispatch.com), it carried a photo of what it called a fresh unmarked grave at the cemetery, at which at least five red roses had been placed. It did not confirm it was Tsarnaev's plot.

Representatives of Islamic Funeral Service of Virginia, which reportedly handled arrangements for the burial in conjunction with a Methodist churchgoer in Richmond, could not be reached for comment.

But the churchgoer, Martha Mullen, told the Boston Globe she decided to get involved after learning Tuesday that Boston and adjacent Cambridge, Massachusetts, wouldn't permit a burial within their city limits.

"Jesus says, love our enemies," the Globe quoted her as saying. "So I was sitting in Starbucks and thought, maybe I'm the one person who needs to do something."

Tsarnaev's younger brother remains in custody over the detonation of two pressure-cooker bombs at the finish line of the iconic Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring more than 200.

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