After weeks of controversy over the remains of the deceased Boston bombing suspect, police officials in Worcester, Massachusetts, confirmed on Thursday that the body of Tamerlan Tsarnaev is "no longer in the city of Worcester and is now entombed." So he's in the ground, but he could be buried in Massachusetts, or Russia, or somewhere else in the United States where someone actually volunteered to take him and his family. But considering the existing threats, Tsarnaev's burial plot was destined to become a destination for angry American protesters, so it's probably best that nobody ever finds out — and it's likely that nobody ever will.
Though Worcester PD's statement doesn't appear to rule out that Tsarnaev ended up in another part of Massachusetts, it does make reference to "a courageous and compassionate individual" who helped bury the body. And The Boston Globe's Welsey Lowery reports that an anonymous official at the funeral home official where Tsarnaev's remains had been resting — and where protestors had been showing up in droves — insists the body has now been buried "somewhere outside of Massachusetts." And if some other gracious funeral professional has taken Tsarnaev out-of-state, the rest of the industry — and law enforcement, and religious institutions — have reason to be thankful: Mosques and cemeteries throughout the Commonwealth have wanted nothing to do with him for weeks.