WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Worcester community activist plans to start a campaign to raise money to send the body of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev (TAM'-ehr-luhn tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) to Russia for burial.
Tsarnaev’s body is at a Worcester funeral home, but funeral director Peter Stefan says he hasn’t found a cemetery in Massachusetts willing to accept the remains.
Cambridge, where the Tsarnaev family lived, says it does not want the body.
William Breault tells The Telegram & Gazette (http://bit.ly/15jUmy1 ) he will announce the fund on Monday outside the Graham Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Parlors.
Breault says it costs from $3,000 to $7,000 to ship a body to Russia, where Tsarnaev’s parents live. He says he will kick start the campaign with a $500 donation.
Stefan said Monday he’s looking outside of Massachusetts and doesn’t think Russia will take the body.
Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), http://www.telegram.com