Many upset Boston suspect's body at North Attleboro funeral home

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May 3, 2013, 6:04 am
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UPDATE: Funeral home's managing director tells NECN reporter Justin Michaels that Tamerlan Tsarnaev's body was removed from the funeral home Thursday night, just before midnight, at the request of the family. The body was taken to an undisclosed location.

(NECN: Justin Michaels, North Attleboro, Mass.) – We’re learning more about what the Tsarnaev brothers were allegedly planning to attack instead of the Boston Marathon. In the meantime, the family of the dead suspect has claimed his remains.

The body of the dead suspected terrorist, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, is at a funeral home in North Attleboro, Mass.

We have video of the funeral home vehicle showing up there Thursday. The marathon bombing suspect's widow did not claim his body, rather his uncle did.

Tamerlan was killed in the shootout with police on April 19, four days after the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three and injured more than 260.

And we're now learning the Boston Marathon may not have been the original intended target for the pressure cooker bombs used to kill and injure those people. Officials say Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspected terrorist, said they originally intended to set off those bombs on the Fourth of July in Boston.

We now know the bombs were built at Tamerlan's house, and, when that work was finished sooner than expected, the suspected terrorist told agents they decided to stage the attack on Patriots' Day at the Boston Marathon.

And the fact that one of the people believed to have caused so much terror in Boston is in North Attleboro has plenty of people upset.

"It is a disgrace. It is, it's awful… this isn't what I expected and with North Attleboro being so close to Boston and everybody being so impacted by what happened it touches all of us, and it just… I don't like it,” says Patty Burke of North Attleboro. “I don’t feel like he should be here, he shouldn’t be in Massachusetts and it just doesn't make sense to me."

Once the funeral service files the death certificate, the cause of death for Tamerlan will become public information.

We understand an attorney for the Tsarnaev family will be arriving in North Attleboro later Friday. It's unclear if relatives will also be here.

The funeral home here is open 9 to 5 Friday, but, of course, they could conduct business outside of those hours.

Tags: Justin Michaels, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, north attleboro massachusetts
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