BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) - Protesters gathered outside a North Attleborough funeral home as a hearse with a police escort left just after 10 p.m. Thursday.
The body of Boston Marathon Bomber No. 1, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was brought to Dyer Lake Funeral Home. People actually booed the hearse as it rolled by.
Dyer-Lake Funeral Director Timothy Nay told FOX 25 Friday morning they transferred the body to a funeral home in the Worcester area Thursday night. Nay would not say whether the body was staying there or being moved somewhere else. No other details were released.
CNN is reporting Tamerlan Tsarnaev will be buried in Massachusetts, but a source told FOX 25 that Massachusetts will not be his final resting place. That source said his body will be taken to a New Jersey funeral home. Tsarnaev has two sisters in New Jersey, Ailina and Bella Tsarnaeva.
Tsarnaev's cause of death could be released as early as Friday. The state medical examiner's office will go public with that information once the funeral home files a death certificate.
Meanwhile, tthere are questions about a phone call Tamerlan's American wife allegedly had with him after the bombings. The FBI told the New York Times Katherine Russell is no longer cooperating with them.
Earlier in the week, Tsarnaev's widow said it was her wish to have her husband's family take custody of his body. The Islamic Society of Boston mosque in Cambridge told FOX 25 Tsarnaev's uncle, Alvi, contacted them on Tuesday morning to discuss funeral arrangements. They put the uncle in contact with the funeral home that typically arranges all rites for the mosque.
Tsarnaev died on April 18 following a shootout with police in East Watertown. Investigators say they were handcuffing Tsarnaev, but had to dive out of the way when his younger brother, Dzhokhar, drove toward them in an attempt at fleeing the area. The 19-year-old reportedly hit his older brother while driving away.
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