WORCESTER, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – It's costing At least $30,000 for overtime in police security as the debate over Tamerlan Tsarnaev's body continues in Worcester.
His body is still at Graham Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Parlors. It's been there since last Friday.
So far, no cemeteries are willing to bury the bombing suspect.
Police said they are working with Tamerlan Tsarnaev's uncle and the funeral director to find a quick solution. They expect that Wednesday or Thursday.
Tsarnaev's uncle, Ruslan Tsarni, has the responsibility for the burial, and he spent yet another day trying to find a cemetery for his nephew. He was seen walking Tuesday with an unknown man on crutches as Tsarni works with the funeral director to find a final resting place.
Governor Patrick has said burying Tsarnaev is not up to the state or federal government. Instead, he says responsibility lies with his family.
An aide to Boston Mayor Thomas Menino says the mayor does not want Tsarnaev buried in Boston and calls the decision "a family issue." The aide said Tuesday Menino believes the body should be sent back to Russia, where his parents live. Menino believes it wouldn't be appropriate for the burial to be in Boston.
The 26-year-old, a resident of Cambridge, was killed following a gun battle with police.
The April 15 bombings killed three people and injured more than 260. Tsarnaev's brother remains imprisoned on charges in the case.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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