Tamerlan Tsarnaev Death Certificate: Read The Boston Bombing Suspect's Burial Details And Cause Of Death [DOCUMENT]

on May 10 2013 2:13 PM
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Tamerlan Tsarnaev died of gunshot wounds and trauma to his head and torso. Johannes Hirn

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was buried at Al-Barzakh Muslim Cemetery in Doswell, Va., according to the recently released death certificate for the Boston bombing suspect.

Tsarnaev’s death certificate, released Friday by the office of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, shows that his immediate cause of death was “gunshot wounds of torso and extremities and blunt trauma to head and torso.”

The 26-year-old native of Elista Kalmykia, Russia, was pronounced dead at 1:35 a.m. on April 19, hours after he engaged in a shootout with authorities in Watertown, Mass.

Tsarnaev received his injuries after he was “shot by police and then run over and dragged by [a] motor vehicle,” the death certificate showed.

Although it wasn’t listed on the certificate, it is widely believed that Tsarnaev’s brother and fellow Boston bombing suspect, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, ran him over.

The Boston bombing suspect’s corpse went unclaimed for nearly a week before his uncle, Ruslan Tsarni, took possession of the body. A burial permit for Tsarnaev was issued on Wednesday, according to the death certificate.

Tsarnaev’s “usual occupation” was listed as “never worked,” and he never attended college, the certificate showed.

While Tsarnaev was killed in the April 18 shootout with police, his brother escaped. A large manhunt locked down the Boston area for much of the day on April 19 before Dzhokhar was captured. He was hiding in a boat stored in the backyard of a Watertown home.

Dzhokhar is facing two terrorism-related charges in connection with the bombings, which killed three people and injured scores more. He could face the death penalty, although federal prosecutors have not said whether they will go that route.

Read the death certificate below:

 

Tamerlan Tsarnaev Death Certificate

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