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Boston Bombing Suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev Killed By Gunshot Wounds, Blunt Trauma, But No-One Wants To Bury Body

04/05/2013 14:31 BST

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the elder brother suspected of planning the Boston Marathon bombings, died from gunshot wounds and blunt trauma to his head and torso, according to his death certificate.

Tamerlan's body was released by the state medical examiner on Thursday night to Graham Putnam and Mahoney Funeral Parlours, but now funeral directors cannot find any cemetary prepared to accept the body, according to AP.

The body initially was taken to a North Attleborough funeral home, where it was greeted by about 20 protesters, before being taken to its current home, where funeral home director Peter Stefan said they were familiar with Muslim services.

“My problem here is trying to find a gravesite. A lot of people don’t want to do it. They don’t want to be involved with this,” said Stefan, who said dozens of protesters gathered outside his funeral home, upset with his decision to handle the funeral.

“I keep bringing up the point of Lee Harvey Oswald, Timothy McVeigh or Ted Bundy. Somebody had to do those, too.”

Tsarnaev died last month after a shoot-out with police in the days after the bombing. Running out of ammunition, police said Tsarnaev was then hit by his younger brother Dzhokhar, who dragged his brother's body under his car as he fled the gunfight.

The certificate lists the time of his death as 1:35 a.m. on April 19, four days after the deadly bombing, Stefan said.

The brothers' mother insists the allegations against them are untrue.

A benefit concert featuring Aerosmith, James Taylor and Jimmy Buffett has been organised for 30 May, with proceeds will go to The One Fund, which has raised more than £17m for those injured and the families of those who were killed.