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Caroline County sheriff provides update on Tsarnaev’s burial

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DOCUMENT: Here’s the official release from Sheriff Lippa

Caroline County Sheriff Tony Lippa said Saturday that all of the documents related to the burial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev appear to be in order.

The Sheriff’s Office has reviewed official paperwork to include the death certificate and a body transfer permit, according to a press release. Lippa also met with David Storke, owner of Storke Funeral Home in Bowling Green, to look over the paperwork.

Lippa did say he’s still waiting for return phone calls from the Islamic Society of Greater Richmond, Islamic Funeral Services and Worcester Police Chief Gary J. Gemme.

It appears that Tsarnaev was buried on Thursday, based on a permit released by the Sheriff’s Office.

“Unfortunately, we now find ourselves forever connected to this tragedy in the most unsavory way—as the final resting place of one of the alleged terrorists,” Lippa said in the press release.

He said the Muslim cemetery at which Tsarnaev is buried, located west of Dawn in southern Caroline, would receive no more or less protection from the Sheriff’s Office than other cemeteries in the county. No incidents were reported overnight, Lippa said.

“The Caroline County Sheriff’s Office cannot, nor will we, divert our limited resources towards the protection of a single gravesite, especially one belonging to that of a terrorist,” he stated.

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