|Published:||May 08, 2013 11:26 AM EDT|
|Updated:||May 08, 2013 3:04 PM EDT|
BOSTON (AP) - The chief of the police in Worcester (WUS'-tur), Mass., says the department has been reluctantly dragged into the efforts to find a burial plot for dead Boston Marathon suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev (TAM'-ehr-luhn tsahr-NEYE'-ehv), and a deal for the state prisons department to take the body has fallen through.
Chief Gary Gemme (jem) said Wednesday a deal to bury the body at a prison site was reached on Monday, then "dissolved" on Tuesday. He said efforts to contact state officials since then have gone unanswered.
State corrections officials did not immediately return a message.
Gemme says Worcester police are wasting precious resources providing security at the funeral parlor where the body is being kept. He said sending the body to Russia is "not an option."
Gemme said: "We are not barbarians. We bury the dead."
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