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Boston Marathon bomber buried in Central Va.

Al-Barzakh cemetery Al-Barzakh cemetery
Burial plots at the Al-Barzakh Cemetery (Source: Al-Barzakh website) Burial plots at the Al-Barzakh Cemetery (Source: Al-Barzakh website)
Satellite view of the site (Source: Google) Satellite view of the site (Source: Google)
DOSWELL, VA (WWBT) -

Suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev's remains have been buried in Central Virginia.

Tsarnaev's remains were buried at the Al-Barzakh Cemetery. The small Muslim cemetery is located off Route 725 in Doswell and claims to be the first Muslim cemetery in Central Virginia on its website. The site is located in Caroline County, just over the line from Hanover County.

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Caroline officials say they were unaware the remains were buried in Doswell. Virginia State Police also did not know the burial took place.

Tsarnaev's remains arrived at Peter Stefan's funeral home last Friday, where protestors and the media soon descended. Officials in at least three other states refused to accept the remains. One proposal to bury them at a Massachusetts state prison failed Tuesday.

The Watertown Chief of Police sent out an appeal for help finding a final resting place for the remains. A "compassionate individual" came forward Thursday, in the form of a Richmond woman.

Martha Mullen started working with local faith leaders in and around Richmond on Tuesday to find a permanent resting place for Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who died in a police shooting on April 19. Mullen worked with representatives of the United Methodist church she belongs to, as well as to representatives from local Muslim, Jewish and Hindu communities.

"Jesus tells us 'love your enemies'," said Martha Mullen in a press release. "Not to hate them even after they are dead."

Tsarnaev was killed April 19 in a shootout with police in Watertown, four days after the Boston Marathon bombings.

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