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Caroline County: Tsarnaev body 'not the publicity' we want

Caroline officials say they were unaware the remains of suspected Boston Marathon bomber, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, were buried in Doswell.

"We didn't know anything about it. It's not the kind of publicity we'd like to have," said Caroline County Administrator Charles Culley. "We'd rather announce a major economic development project. It's not anything we encouraged to happen. We didn't seek this."

Virginia State Police also say they didn't know the remains of Tamerlan Tsarnaev were buried in Doswell.

Tsarnaev's remains were buried at the Al-Barzakh Cemetery, a small Muslim cemetery is located off Route 725 in Doswell. The site is located in Caroline County, just over the line from Hanover County.

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The announcement caught Caroline officials off-guard. Protesters and media camped outside the Peter Stefan's funeral home when Tsarnaev's remains were moved there last Friday. 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."

Caroline sheriffs say they will be in the area of the cemetery, in case they are needed.

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

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