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    Boston bombing suspect's remains: No solution in sight

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    WORCESTER, MA (CNN) -- The family of Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev still do not have a place to bury him. Many funeral homes in the area refuse to take his body.

    The body of Tamerlan Tsarnaev is still at a Worcester funeral home and so are the protesters. His resting place has been so contentious Worcester police are now trying to broker a way out meeting with the funeral director and Tsarnaev's uncle. But it's clear there is no simple solution in sight. Sgt. Kerry Hazelhurst with the Worcester Police Dept. says, "I don't think he's going to specifically target Massachusetts. I think he's just trying to reach out to anybody anywhere."

    The mayor of Boston vows Tsarnaev won't be buried in his city. Mayor Thomas Menino says, "It's not dignified to put him in Boston. He's not from Boston. He's from somewhere else. He needs to go back to his homeland."

    Ruslan Tsarni, Tsarnaev's uncle, knows his family would like his nephew's remains returned to Russia but it's unclear if Russia would accept his body for burial.

    And the bizarre set of circumstances involving Tsarnaev's burial has been hurtful to some. The family of Brittany Loring says they are trying to put the whole thing out of their minds; concentrating instead on their sister and daughter, a bombing victim trying to recover from leg injuries and a skull fracture.

    For Brittany, it's a difficult road ahead. Rehabilitation and how to pay for medical bills they say that's where the attention should be on the victims. Brittany Loring's sister Alyssa Loring says, "To hear that people are trying to block his remains from being buried, I have mixed feelings about it. I try not to think about it because it's not anything that my energy is going to help."

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