BOSTON, MA (CBS) -- The body of marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been claimed.
There was a protest outside the funeral home where his body was taken. The funeral home's director says the remains have now been moved elsewhere.
And there is word this morning of a chilling confession, allegedly made by the brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
A U.S. official confirms, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told investigators the plot was originally scheduled for the Fourth of July celebration. But the brothers decided to push up the date to Patriots Day in Boston April 15.
officials says Dzhokhar said the bombs were made at the Cambridge home of his older brother, Tamerlan who Dzhokhar said only brought him into the plot a couple of months before.
But we're told Dzhokhar gave varying accounts during the interviews and that the information was subject to investigation.
News of the July Fourth plot has prompted Boston Police to focus more intensely on their security for that huge holiday celebration. Officers from Boston plan to head to New York City for more training on handling high-profile events.
Paul Fitzgerald, Boston Police Dept Superintendent says, "We're headed to NYC to learn about the Time Square plan that they use for NYE. It's a high risk event that they run. We're gonna go down and see how they run that event."
As the investigation moves forward, CBS News has learned the DNA and fingerprints on bomb fragments found at the scene do not match those of Tamerlan Tsarnaev's widow, Katherine Russell.
Late Thursday, a funeral home picked up the body of Tamerlan Tsarnaev from the medical examiner's office on behalf of his family. A spokesman for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety would not say which family members authorized the release.