Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s Body Has Been Buried in an Undisclosed Location

From left, Lisa Taurasi, Lucy Rodriguez and Luis Barbosa, all of Worcester, Mass. , hold protest signs as they stand across the street from Graham Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Parlors in Worcester, Mass. on Sunday evening, May 5, 2013. They are upset about the possibility that Boston marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev may be buried in the United States, and that the body is being held at Graham Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Parlors while a search for a cemetery willing to bury him continues. (AP)

The body of Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been buried in an undisclosed location, police said Thursday morning, after a public furor erupted over what to do with his remains.

“As a result of our public appeal for help a courageous and compassionate individual came forward to provide the assistance needed to properly bury the deceased,” Worcester, Mass. police said in a statement, according to the Boston Globe. “His body is no longer in the city of Worcester and is now entombed.”

Police did not say where the body was taken.

Tsarnaev’s body had been at the Graham Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Parlors for a week, with nearby cemeteries refusing to accept it for burial. Funeral director Peter Stefan had vowed to find a plot to bury his remains.

​This post has been updated.