The FBI returned today to search the Tsarnaev family’s Cambridge home, as the uncle of Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev visited a Worcester funeral home where the older brother’s body lies awaiting a funeral.
“We are conducting court-authorized law enforcement activity as part of our ongoing investigation into the Marathon Bombings,” FBI Boston spokeswoman Katherine Gulotta said. “Because the matter is pending, we aren’t able to discuss specific aspects of the case.”
The apartment house’s landlord, Joanne Burnette, confirmed agents were there with a search warrant, but declined to say if they told her what they want.
Tamerlan, 26, who died April 19 following a gunfight with police in Watertown and being run over by his 19-year-old brother as he fled in their getaway car, lived at the address with their now-divorced parents. Tamerlan also lived there with his widow Katherine Russell.
Meanwhile, the uncle of a Boston Marathon bombing suspect killed in a gun battle with police was in Worcester this morning to arrange for his burial.
Ruslan Tsarni of Montgomery Village, Md., arrived at a Worcester funeral home and met with funeral director Peter Stefan. Stefan says three men who accompanied Tsarni plan to wash and perform Muslim burial rites on the body of Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
Stefan says he still hasn’t found a cemetery that is willing to bury Tsarnaev. He says he plans to ask the city of Cambridge, where Tsarnaev lived, to provide a burial plot. If Cambridge turns him down, he plans to seek help from state officials.
Tsarni has denounced the acts Tamerlan and his brother, Dzhokhar, are accused of committing.
Why doesn't Bishop Robert McManus of Worcester step up and offer space for the burial in a Catholic cemetery? In the interests of "dialogue," doncha know!